A collection of recent news stories featuring members of the Williams community
July 25: A Financial Times article quoted Dukes Love, provost and Class of 1969 Professor of Economics, about Williams’ rationale of its adjustment to the cost of attendance for the fall semester.
July 15: The New York Times quoted Ashley Xu ’22 in an article about living with aphantasia, the inability to make mental images.
July 7: CNBC quoted Don Kjelleren, director of the ’68 Center for Career Exploration, in a piece about creative ways to job/internship hunt during the pandemic.
July 6: A Boston Globe article noted that Williams’ decision to reduce its cost of attendance for fall 2020 is an exception to the norm.
July 6: The Boston Globe highlighted what Williams and other Massachusetts colleges and universities are planning for the fall 2020 semester.
July 2: News of Edward Brust Professor of Geology and Mineralogy Ronadh Cox’s $340,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) was picked up by iBerkshires. Cox’s grant will support her research on how boulder beaches respond to storms and how they change over time.
June 30: A New York Times article looked at why some colleges, including Williams, cancelled fall sports.
June 30: President Maud Mandel spoke with WAMC about the college’s plans for reopening campus this fall.
June 30: A Newsweek article speculated that Williams’ cost reductions for the fall semester may prompt other higher education institutions to follow suit.
June 30: Inside Higher Ed shared that Williams reduced its cost of attendance to recognize changes in the student experience and continuing uncertainty amid the pandemic.
June 29: Fox Business published an article about Williams’ decision to reduce the cost of attendance and require covid testing for fall 2020.
June 29: Forbes wrote that Williams is the first globally-known higher education institution to lower its tuition fees as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
June 29: The Boston Globe wrote that Williams College became the second school in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) to announce that it will not participate in fall athletics amid the coronavirus outbreak.
June 29: Bloomberg published an article about Williams’ plans to reduce the cost of attendance for fall 2020, as well as eliminate fall athletics due to the coronavirus pandemic.
June 29: The New York Times quoted Horace Ballard, curator of American art, about the life and work of artist Rosie Lee Tompkins, whose radical quilts challenged oil painting and reshaped the canon.
June 24: ARTnews announced that The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has awarded a $42,000 Curatorial Fellowship to Professor of Art C. Ondine Chavoya and David Evans Frantz to prepare a major retrospective of artist Teddy Sandoval (1949–1995) scheduled for 2022–23 at the Williams College Museum of Art and the Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College.
June 22: The Berkshire Eagle published an essay by Sarah Gardner, associate director and lecturer in environmental studies, on the importance of local dairy farms to food security, especially in light of the coronavirus pandemic and climate disruptions to agriculture.
June 17: Associate Director and Lecturer in Environmental Studies Sarah Gardner wrote a piece for The Berkshire Edge about next generation of dairy farmers in the Berkshires:
June 16: Don Kjelleren, director of the’68 Center for Career Exploration, was quoted in an LinkedIn article about the rise of remote externships, or online experiential learning programs, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
June 11: NBC (Connecticut) interviewed Bilal Ansari, assistant vice president for campus engagement, about Moral Monday CT, which launched a fast against police brutality at the Capitol in the wake of the George Floyd case.
June 11: WBUR quoted Charles Dew, Ephraim Williams Professor of American History, about a 2003 portrait of Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson whose style of necktie conjures images of the Confederate battle flag.
June 11: The Scientist quoted biology professor Stephen Swoap in an article about two independent teams in the U.S. and Japan who identified neuron populations in the mouse brain that regulate the physiological changes associated with torpor.
June 9: Player FM featured a podcast with Neil Roberts, chair and associate professor of Africana studies, who discussed how ideas become books in African American and Africana studies.
June 8: The Berkshire Eagle published a story on Williams’ virtual events and tribute videos honoring the Class of 2020 graduates.
June 7: iBerkshires shared the news that 14 local graduates received their bachelor of arts degrees as part of the Class of 2020.
June 6: The Wall Street Journal published an article by Micheal J. Lewis, Faison-Pierson-Stoddard Professor of Art History, who looked at how pandemics have had a profound impact on the shape of American cities.
June 4: Drea Finley, dialogue facilitator with Williams’ Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, was quoted in an iBerkshires article about the Williamstown Police Department’s (WPD) virtual “Coffee with a Cop” session in which residents shared how the WPD can do more to reach out to people of color at a time when violent, racist actions by police in other parts of the country dominate the national conversation.
June 2: iBerkshires shared the news that nine Williams seniors won Dr. Herchel Smith Fellowship for graduate study at Cambridge University’s Emmanuel College, the Martin-Wilson Fellowship for graduate study at Worcester College at Oxford University, and the Donovan-Moody Fellowship for graduate study at Exeter College at Oxford University.
May 27: Medium interviewed Leticia Guzman, a prep and service attendant in Dining Services, who discussed the ways she and her fellow Dining Services staff members connect with and support the approximately 100 students who remained on campus during the coronavirus pandemic.
May 26: The Berkshire Eagle shared the news that Williams will reduce the number of courses students are required to take from four to three per semester for the 2020-21 academic year.
May 23: iBerkshires reported on Williams’ newly implemented health and safety plan for campus construction projects, which features a phased approach to resuming work.
May 22: President Maud S. Mandel participated in a virtual town hall, covered by The Berkshire Eagle, in which local higher education leaders discussed future plans for their institutions in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
May 21: Political science professor Mason Williams was quoted in an NBC News story about whether the U.S. was headed toward another economic depression or recession due to the coronavirus pandemic.
May 20: Chief Information Officer Barron Koralesky was interviewed for an Educause Review article that looked at how colleges are responding to COVID-19.
May 19: Henry Art, Director of the Center for Environmental Studies and the Environmental Studies Program, and the Rosenburg Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology, Emeritus, was featured in an iBerkshires story about the discovery of a rare elm and its impact on a proposed bike trail in Williamstown.
May 17: Soledad Fox Maura, V-Nee Yeh '81 Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature, was recently interviewed on the Global Nomad Hacks podcast to discuss language, literature, education, and cultural identity.
May 15: Assistant Professor of Art Cecilia Aldarondo spoke with IndieWire about the financial effects of COVID-19 on filmmakers.
May 14: iBerkshires shared the news about Williams’ annual Staff Appreciation Day, which honors staff members who have reached milestones in their service to the college.
May 12: Diverse Issues in Higher Education spotlighted Associate Professor of American Studies Jan Padios, who recently joined the faculty at Williams.
May 10: Massachusetts Professor of Humanities Susan Dunn was featured in a CBS News story about President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s legacy and his impact on the role of president.
May 7: NPR’s Marketplace program featured biology professor Matt Carter, who spoke about the negative impact of sleep fragmentation.
May 4: Inside Higher Ed quoted Sulgi Lim, director of admission, about Williams’ response to increased requests from students about deferring admission in the wake of the coronavirus.
April 27: The American Conservative published a piece by political science professor Darel Paul, in which he argued that California is on a path to independence from the rest of the country.
April 24: Zia Saylor ‘23 wrote a piece published in The Los Angeles Times in tribute to her middle school teacher and mentor who passed away from COVID-19 complications.
April 20: Don Kjelleren, director of the '68 Center for Career Exploration, provided insight into successfully working from home in an interview with Wallethub.
April 17: The New York Times quoted Pamela Franks, Class of '56 Director of the Williams College Museum of Art, in an article about Ficre Ghebreyesus, a chef and artist who left behind more than 700 paintings and several hundred works on paper when he passed away in 2012.
April 16: iBerkshires published the news that Chris Avila ’21 has been awarded the Harry S. Truman Scholarship, a highly competitive award given to college juniors demonstrating exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in public service.
April 15: Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Liz Creighton was quoted in The New York Times about Williams’ decision to adopt a policy to make the standardized test requirement optional for students seeking to enroll in fall 2021.
April 15: A New York Times article noted that Williams is among a growing list of schools that are suspending the requirement that students take the SAT or ACT test for admission, accelerating a national trend of making the tests optional.
April 14: Micheal J. Lewis, Faison-Pierson-Stoddard Professor of Art History, wrote a piece published in The Wall Street Journal that looked at the various resources available to explore Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral, a year after it was damaged by a fire, and other structures in its architectural style.
April 14: The Poetry Foundation featured a podcast with Peter Murphy, John Hawley Roberts Professor of English, to discuss his book The Long Public Life of a Short Private Poem, which looks at the enduring quality of Thomas Wyatt’s 16th-century poem “They Flee from Me.”
April 13: Inside Higher Ed quoted Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Liz Creighton about Williams’ decision to admit more students this spring in anticipation of a slight reduction of applicants who enroll due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
April 9: The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation announced that Barbara Takenaga, Mary A. & William Wirt Warren Professor of Art, Emerita, has been named a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow. Takenaga, an award-winning artist, taught at Williams from 1985 until her retirement in 2018.
April 8: iBerkshires reported that two Williams students, Eliza Bower ’20 and Emily Tibbett ’20, created a charity to purchase meals from local eateries for delivery to healthcare workers at Berkshire Medical Center.
April 8: An article published in The Washington Post noted Williams among colleges and universities that own commercial spaces and have waived rent since sending students home during the Covid-19 pandemic.
April 5: iBerkshires published an article that looked at the connection between Williams’ Class of 1970’s spring semester, which was disrupted due to student protests of the war in Vietnam, and the cancellation of their 50th reunion in June due to the coronavirus pandemic.
April 3: ScienceNewsNet published the news that mathematics professor Steven Miller has been selected as the 2020 Council on Undergraduate Research-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Awardee.
April 2: Jacqueline Hidalgo, chair of religion and associate professor of Latina/o studies and religion, was quoted in a New York Times article that explored what religion can teach us during a time when for people of many faiths, and even none at all, it can feel lately like the end of the world is near.
April 1: National Geographic quoted Eiko Maruko Siniawer, professor of history, in an article that looked at the ancient history of toilet paper and people’s anxieties over its supply.
March 26: Newsweek quoted George Crane, chair of Asian studies and the Edward S. Greenbaum 1910 Professor of Political Science, about the current political relationship between China and the United States and its impact on combating the coronavirus pandemic.
March 20: The Washington Post quoted Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Liz Creighton, about Williams’ and other schools’ decisions to extend deadlines for students to accept admission offers.
March 18: A Politico article highlighted the candor of President Maud S. Mandel’s letter to the college community announcing the closure of the Williams campus in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 17: The Wall Street Journal published a piece by Micheal J. Lewis, Faison-Pierson-Stoddard Professor of Art History, in which he reviewed videos that shed light on the controversy over the design of federal buildings.
March 13: Economics professor Lara Shore-Sheppard was quoted in a PBS story about how communities are stepping up to offer assistance to those in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 11: WCVB (ABC-Boston) featured Sawyer Library and Special Collections in a video about how Williams College and Mount Holyoke College have integrated their classic, original architecture with current needs.
March 10: Aljazeera quoted George Crane, chair of Asian studies and the Edward S. Greenbaum 1910 Professor of Political Science, in a piece about Chinese President Xi Jinping’s first visit to Wuhan since the outbreak of the coronavirus.
March 9: The Telegraph (U.K.) referenced research by Kenneth Savitsky, professor of psychology, in an article that looks at ways to increase mutual understanding when communicating with loved ones.
March 7: Associate Professor of History Aparna Kapadia’s latest column for Scroll.in looked at how Mughal queens had several sources of income and were actively involved in trade and commerce.
March 6: Barron’s named Collette Chilton, chief investment officer, to its inaugural list of 100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance.
March 4: The Berkshire Eagle published an article about Our Time: A Play About Williams created by playwright, visiting professor, and alumnus Ilya Khodosh and theater professor Omar Sangare. The play was part of [email protected]@Williams, a series of events celebrating the life and legacy of Stephen Sondheim ’50.
March 3: The Washington Post published a piece co-authored by Yana Skorobogatov, assistant professor history, which argued that Bernie Sanders’ trip to the Soviet Union in 1988 was about expressing broadly bipartisan enthusiasm for Soviet reform, not a love of authoritarianism.
March 1: The Arts Fuse published a review of the Williams College Museum of Art’s “Landmarks” exhibition, curated by Curator of American Art Horace Ballard. The show, which features 117 photographs from a 120-year period, explores artistic approaches to landscape.
March 1: The High Plains Journal published an article about a research team that studied the impacts of contemporary agriculture on water quality in Cuba’s rivers. The 15-person research team included seven Cuban scientists and students and eight U.S. scientists and students from the University of Vermont, Oberlin College, and Williams College.
February 28: Chair and Professor of Latino and Latina Studies Maria Elena Cepeda was featured on NPR where she discussed Latin Urban, a genre that has become the dominant influence in Latin pop music.
February 28: Phoebe Cohen, associate professor of geosciences, was quoted in a USA Today article about the newly discovered, billion-years-old fossil of the oldest green seaweed ever found.
February 27: History professor Christine DeLucia won a Whiting Public Engagement Seed Grant from the Whiting Foundation to support her project titled Footprints of Our Ancestors: Interpreting Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Heritage in Massachusetts.
February 26: The Berkshire Eagle wrote about Williams students’ vote to abolish their current student government and reform under a new model.
February 25: The New York Times published Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies and Political Science Mason Williams’ review of author Rahm Emanuel’s new book, The Nation City: Why Mayors Are Now Running the World.
February 21: The Berkshire Eagle published a story about Avery Sharpe, artist associate in jazz bass and director of small jazz ensembles, and his new album titled 400: An African American Musical Portrait.
February 21: Neil Roberts, chair and associate professor of Africana studies, was quoted in The Berkshire Eagle about a recent lecture by Nikole Hannah-Jones, an award-winning investigative journalist and staff writer for The New York Times.
February 18: The Boston Globe published an article about Darra Goldstein, Willcox B. and Harriet M. Adsit Professor of Russian, Emerita, and her new cookbook, Beyond the North Wind: Russia in Recipes and Lore.
February 14: The Berkshire Eagle spotlighted the Williams College Museum of Art’s “Landmarks” exhibition, which examines photographs and landscapes and how they are represented.
February 13: The Architect’s Newspaper published an article on Williams College: The Campus Guide, a book by Eugene J. Johnson, Amos Lawrence and Emeritus professor of art, and Michael J. Lewis, Faison-Pierson-Stoddard professor of art history, that provides a biography of Williams College and its architecture.
February 13: Sam Crane, chair of Asian studies and the Edward S. Greenbaum 1910 Professor of Political Science, was quoted in a Newsweek article about China’s response to the coronavirus.
February 12: The Berkshire Eagle highlighted this year’s Claiming Williams Day co-keynote speaker Anthony Abraham Jack’s speech titled “The Privileged Poor,” which examined how not all students from low-income, diverse backgrounds live the same experience.
February 10: The Research Corporation for Science Advancement announced that Assistant Professor of Physics Catherine Kealhofer is a 2020 Cottrell Scholar Award recipient.
February 10: Tablet published an interview with Darra Goldstein, Willcox B. and Harriet M. Adsit Professor of Russian, Emerita, about her latest cookbook, Beyond the North Wind: Russia in Recipes and Lore.
February 10: A Quartz article about Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s first appearance since the coronavirus outbreak quoted Sam Crane, chair of Asian studies and the Edward S. Greenbaum 1910 Professor of Political Science.
February 8: A Berkshire Eagle published an article about Zack Schreier ’21, Vincent Gudenus ’20, and other winners of the Entrepreneurship For All's first pitch contest in Northern Berkshire.
February 7: Maria Elena Cepeda, chair and professor of the Latina/o Studies Program, spoke with National Public Radio (NPR) about Latina/o representation at the Super Bowl LIV halftime show.
February 6: iBerkshires published an article about the expansion of the Let’s Dance! program for elementary school students that was created by the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance, the dance department, the Center for Learning in Action (CLiA), and North Adams Public Schools.
February 6: Michael J. Lewis, Faison-Pierson-Stoddard Professor of Art History, contributed an article for The Wall Street Journal about the potential consequences of an executive order mandating classical architecture as the official government style.
February 5: A Berkshire Edge article about population retention in the Berkshires referenced a study released in 2017 by economics professor Stephen Sheppard, which found that Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra on the Stockbridge-Lenox line, has an annual economic impact of roughly $103 million on western Massachusetts.
January 30: Isabel Casso, a student in Williams’ Graduate Program in Art History, spoke with The Berkshire Eagle about her curated show of artwork by Argentine artist Ad Minoliti on view at MASS MoCA.
January 30: George Marcus, professor of political science, emeritus, was quoted in The Star Tribune about the role of emotion in politics and polling.
January 30: Phys.org published an article on a new study led by Williams alumnus and University of Vermont professor Paul Bierman ’85, and co-authored by Edward Brust Professor of Geology and Mineralogy, Emeritus, David Dethier and Marika Massey-Bierman ’22, that finds improved water quality in 25 Cuban rivers following decades of conservation farming.
January 29: Economics professor Tara Watson was quoted in a PBS story that looks at how a wealth test for immigrants could affect the U.S. economy.
January 26: Associate Professor of History Aparna Kapadia’s latest column for Scroll.in looks at how Mauryan emperor Ashoka’s (304 BCE to 232 BCE) ideas were highly influential for the generation of Indian leaders who produced the Indian Constitution.
January 25: Faison-Pierson-Stoddard Professor of Art History Michael J. Lewis’ review of Ringling College’s new art museum was published in the Wall Street Journal.
January 24: Bio-Medicine quoted psychology professor Kenneth Savitsky in an article about communication in close relationships.
January 23: iBerkshires shared the news that Kim Gutschow, lecturer in religion and anthropology, has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the National Geographic Society to fund a project titled "Climate Change Adaptation: By the People & For the People" in the Ladakh region of India.
January 23: Free Speech TV interviewed Alan Hirsch, instructor in the humanities and chair of the Justice and Law Studies program, about the Republican victory in the debate over rules between House impeachment managers and President Trump’s legal team.
January 22: Sarasota Magazine published a piece about the Salvador Dalí: Gardens of the Mind exhibition, curated by Carol Ockman, Robert Sterling Clark professor of art emerita, at Selby Gardens, which will erect a butterfly house filled with Florida native butterflies and plants.
January 20: The Berkshire Eagle published an editorial in favor of the new Williamstown Apothecary, a collaboration between Williams College and Berkshire Health Systems.
January 19: Aparna Kapadia, associate professor of history, was quoted in an Indian Express article that looks at how women from all backgrounds are protesting the Citizen Amendment Act in India.
January 17: The Berkshire Eagle also published an article about the new Williamstown Apothecary on Spring St. in Williamstown. The retail store, a collaboration between Berkshire Health Systems and Williams College, is expected to open in late March or early April 2020.
January 16: Massive Science published a profile of Assistant Professor of Mathematics Pamela Harris that looks at her family’s story and her career as a mathematician and educator.
January 16: iBerkshires shared the news about the new Williamstown Apothecary, a collaboration between Williams College and Berkshire Health Systems to bring a new retail pharmacy in Williamstown that will expand the community's access to prescription and other pharmacy needs.
January 14: Science Magazine quoted mathematics professor Chad Topaz in a piece that describes how mathematicians are divided over faculty hiring practices that require proof of efforts to promote diversity.
January 12: The Saratogian published the results of Skidmore College’s annual ACF culinary competition in which a team comprised of members of Williams’ dining staff won a bronze medal. The event featured nine teams that participated in a Chopped-style competition, using all 17 ingredients in a market basket to prepare four courses. The teams were judged not only by the food presented to the judges, but also on their work in the kitchen.
January 12: A Berkshire Eagle article about the Four Freedoms Coalition's annual rally in Pittsfield quoted Assistant Vice President for Campus Engagement Bilal Ansari who spoke about freedom of religion at the event.
January 10: KALW (National Public Radio) aired an episode of Philosophy Talk: Comedy and the Culture Wars featuring Jeff Israel, associate professor of religion, who shared insight into the question of whether there is a place in democratic society for comedy that finds humor in people's deepest identities.
January 9: WAMC (Northeast Public Radio) interviewed Assistant Professor of Political Science Galen Jackson for history and perspective regarding the American killing of Qassim Suleimani, an Iranian Major General in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and whether the event will escalate confrontation between the two countries.
January 9: Colin Ovitsky of Williams’ Center for Learning in Action was quoted in a WAMC (Northeast Public Radio) piece about a 4 Freedoms Coalition event in Pittsfield, Mass., which features activists from around Berkshire County, including Assistant Vice President for Campus Engagement Bilal Ansari, who will speak on freedom of religion.
January 7: The Washington Post cited research by Jon Bakija, W. Van Alan Clark '41 Third Century Professor in the Social Sciences, in an article about the high costs of health-care in America.
January 6: iBerkshires wrote that Williams environmental studies students conducted an environmental planning project this past semester to analyze cost benefits should the city of North Adams, Mass., join the Northern Berkshire Solid Waste Management District.
December 30: Forbes listed Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Liz Creighton on its list of the most influential people in the admission field for 2019.
December 28: A new Scroll.in article by Aparna Kapadia, associate professor of history, looked at the history of mass protests in Mumbai and what it reveals about its citizens.
December 17: Two exhibitions, “Asco Elite of the Obscure” and “Axis Mundo,” which were co-curated by Professor of Art and Latina/o Studies C. Ondine Chavoya and exhibited at the Williams College Museum of Art, were included in ArtNews’ list of “Most Important Exhibitions in the 2010s.”
December 17: Woodrow Wilson Professor of Political Science James Mahon was quoted in an Al Jazeera article about the rise of political tensions between the US and Cuba.
December 12: The Berkshire Edge shared the news that Williams College libraries received collections of influential poet and scholar Sterling Allen Brown. Brown’s family made the donation to the Williams College Archives, where the materials will be preserved, cataloged and made accessible to researchers in Special Collections.
December 10: A story in The Bennington Banner noted that former Williams College football coach Dick Farley has been named one of the 150 greatest college football coaches of all time.
December 7: Michael J. Lewis, Faison-Pierson-Stoddard Professor of Art History, wrote an article for The Wall Street Journal about the best architecture of 2019.
December 6: The Bennington Banner shared that five Williams students—Alison Robey ’20, Hannah Goldstein ’20, Matthew Wiseman ’20, Anna Bruce ’21, and Madeline Rawson ’21—presented ideas for enhancing Vermont’s Prospect Mountain Ski Area.
December 6: The Times Union published an article about the “Axis Mundo” exhibition at the Williams College Museum of Art, which shines light on the culture of the Chicano art world.
December 3: The Chicago Tribune listed Artist Associate in Clarinet Paul Green’s jazz/klezmer fusion CD “A Bissel Rhythm” as one of the 10 best jazz CDs of 2019.
November 29: A Los Angeles Times article quoted Marco Antonio Flores ’19 who curated an exhibition of artwork by artist Rafa Esparza at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Mass. In the article, Flores speaks to the new aesthetic legacy forged by Esparza and artist Marcos Ramirez ERRE.
November 20: A National Geographic article that looks at why members of the Jewish population in France are fleeing for Israel quoted President and Professor of History Maud Mandel on how differing levels of community infrastructure in France for Muslims and Jews strained their relationship. In the piece, President Mandel noted that triggers, such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, have further exacerbated existing tensions, which have encouraged the French-Jewish exodus to Israel.
November 12: Sky & Telescope mentioned Jay Pasachoff, Chair and Field Memorial Professor Astronomy, who led teams at California’s Big Bear Solar Observatory and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to observe Mercury’s transit. Their efforts are part of an international collaboration to document and measure the astronomical unit.
November 17: Aparna Kapadia, professor of history, authored an article for Scroll.in about Medini Rai, a military official in the early decades of the 1500s who was able to recruit thousands of warriors throughout India. The piece raises awareness of Rai, who Kapadia says is largely forgotten in history.
November 15: Joe Cruz, professor of philosophy and cognitive science and an avid cyclist, wrote a piece for the Brattleboro Reformer about “bikepacking” through Vermont.
November 15: Inside Higher Ed published an article on Williams’ recent statement affirming its commitment to free inquiry and inclusion.
November 14: Alan Hirsch, chair of the Justice and Law Studies Program, wrote an article published in The Raw Story about the Trump impeachment hearings in which he reconsiders his initial skepticism about impeachment.
November 14: iBerkshires.com shared the news that Rowan Ricardo Phillips has been appointed as the W. Ford Schumann Distinguished Visiting Professor in Democratic Studies, starting in the spring 2020 semester. Phillips is a multi-award-winning poet, author, screenwriter, academic, translator, and journalist.
November 14: iBerkshires.com carried the news that Summiya Najam ’20 has been named a Rhodes Scholar for Pakistan for 2020. An economics major from Islamabad, Najam is an applied microeconomist committed to bridging the gap between policy and minority experiences. She is Williams’ 40th Rhodes Scholar.
November 13: Jay Pasachoff, chair and Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy, was interviewed on an episode of the Planetary Society's Planetary Radio titled, “A Spirited Conversation with Carolyn Porco.”
November 9: Astronomy professor Jay Pasachoff was quoted in a Space.com article about astronomers’ plans to study the 2019 Mercury transit, a rare celestial event. According to the article, observers and scientists in North America will not be able to view this event for another three decades.
November 8: The Berkshire Eagle published an article about internationally acclaimed artist Michael Rakowitz’s reimagining of destroyed Assyrian art at the Williams College Museum of Art, where he will speak about “where and to whom objects of cultural heritage belong.”
November 4: The Boston Business Journal published a piece about higher education institutions in Massachusetts making progress toward closing the gender disparity in the sector’s leadership. Williams College was mentioned alongside Massasoit Community College and the New England Conservatory of Music as three institutions who have hired their first female presidents this year.
November 4: A recent study by Matthew Gibson, assistant professor of economics, was highlighted in a New York Times article that looks at the connection between sleep, productivity, and income.
October 31: WBUR published a story about “Roomful of Teeth,” a group of eight vocalists who experiment with sound and push the boundaries of what’s possible with the human voice. The group was founded in 2008 by Brad Wells, Lyell B. Clay Artist in Residence and director of choral/vocal activities, and lecturer in music.
October 31: iBerkshires shared the news that Nelly Rosario, the 2017-18 W. Ford Schumann Distinguished Visiting Professor in Democratic Studies and the 2018-20 Artist in Residence of Latino/a studies, was appointed to the position of associate professor with tenure.
October 21: The Berkshire Eagle published a piece about Sandra L. Burton, Lipp Family Director of Dance and Senior Lecturer in Dance, that details Burton’s career path, as well as her current involvement with dance and cultural events in the Berkshires.
October 19: C. Ondine Chavoya, professor of art, is quoted in a New York Times article about Club Scum, a monthly party embracing punk and drag that takes place in East Los Angeles. Chavoya is the co-curator of “Axis Mundo,” a traveling exhibit that explores queer visual arts and cultural production on L.A.’s Eastside.
October 14: The Berkshire Eagle quoted Murad Mumtaz, professor of art history and studio art, in an article about Prahlad Singh Tipanya, a musician from India who performs the works of 15th-century poet Kabir, and who recently gave a concert at Williams College.
October 12: The Washington Post quoted Alan Hirsch, chair of the Justice and Law Studies Program, for a piece on confessions of accused serial killer Samuel Little. In the article, Hirsh, who studies false confessions, explained why he doubts the reliability of confessions.
October 10: Williams College was featured in a New York Times article about the students' transitions from community college to 4-year colleges. The story followed a day in the life of two Williams students, Lara and Jason Meintjes, both class of 2022, who transferred from Long Beach City College in California. President Mandel is also quoted in the article, noting that transfer students offer a new dimension to student diversity.
October 3: An episode of iBerkshires TV featured Paula Consolini, Adam Falk Director for the Center for Learning in Action (CLiA), and Nathan Thimothe ‘22, who spoke about the college's community outreach initiatives in Pittsfield. CLiA connects Williams students to course and extracurricular opportunities in a dozen action areas, including education, health and wellness, and community and economic development.
October 3: iBerkshires published the news about Assistant Professor of Chemistry Katie Hart winning a three-year $378,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to research the relationship between beta-lactamases, a family of enzymes involved in antibiotic resistance, and their ability to degrade medicinal drugs. The grant will also enable new equipment for Hart's lab and support student research assistants during the summers and academic years.
October 2: Aparna Kapadia, professor of history, wrote a new column for Scroll.in about Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary as a reminder of the roots of the right to protest in India. Kapadia is the author of In Praise of Kings of Kings: Rajputs, Sultans and Poets in Fifteenth-Century Gujarat.
October 2: The Christian Science Monitor quoted Matthew Tokeshi, assistant professor of political science, in an article about the record number of black female mayors in the United States. In the piece, Tokeshi acknowledged progress has been made but noted that representation is still lacking on the state and federal level.
October 1: University to Business published an article about the partnership between Williams College and Talkspace, a telehealth platform that enables Williams students to connect with licensed therapists via text, video, picture and audio messages, anytime and anywhere for free.
September 27: The Library Land Project featured Williams’ Sawyer Library in a piece that explored 22 Berkshire County libraries that were visited in three days. The piece highlights Sawyer’s various study spaces, services, and amenities, as well as the historical document that the library holds.
September 25: Sam Crane, chair of Asian Studies and professor of political science, was quoted in The Japan Times and The Peninsula in a piece about China’s Communist Party and the history of its rule.
September 24: The New York Times quoted Alexandra Garbarini, professor of history, in an article about the English translation of Renia Spiegel’s journal, a Jewish girl who lived in Poland during World War II, under both the Soviet and the Nazi regimes.
September 21: Michael J. Lewis, Faison-Pierson-Stoddard Professor of Art History, wrote an article published in the Wall Street Journal about an impressive new library at Philadelphia’s Temple University designed by the international architectural firm Snøhetta.
September 19: Ashley Bianchi, director of financial aid, is quoted in a Washington Post article about helpful ways in which students can cover unexpected college costs if financial aid is not sufficient.
September 18: The newly renovated Williams Inn was reviewed in an article by the Boston Globe about top places to stay in the Berkshires this fall.
September 18: Williams College was noted in a U.S. News and World Report article about the first-year experience in college and mentioned Williams’ new wellness sessions, including workshops about self-compassion, managing tough emotions and daily self-care practices. The piece quotes Marlene Sandstrom, dean of the college and a professor of psychology, who encouraged students to be mindful of taking care of themselves.
September 18: The new Williams Inn was highlighted in a Bloomberg article about the boutique hotel boom in college towns.
September 17: Kenneth Kuttner, professor of economics, authored a piece for Econofact on the prospects for negative interest rates.
September 12: Ms. Magazine featured an article about Williams alumna Sawyer Rose’s '96 artwork and referenced research by Lucie Schmidt, professor of economics, about gendered economic disparities--a topic that Rose addresses in her exhibition “Counting the Hours” on view at the Code & Canvas Gallery in San Francisco.
September 11: The Berkshire Eagle published an article about the Williams College orientation program titled “Where Am I?”, which emphasized community engagement. As part of the program, students helped prepare dinners for local senior citizens.
September 11: Professor of Political Science Alan Hirsch was featured in a WHIO-TV article about the trial of Brooke Skylar Richardson. Hirsch, who studies false confessions and interrogations, was called to testify in the case.
September 8: Associate Professor of History Aparna Kapadia’s latest column for Scroll.in looks at how a 15th century manuscript reveals global influences on Indian cuisine throughout history.
September 2: The Octant published a story about Richard De Veaux, Chair & C. Carlisle and Margaret Tippit Professor of Statistics, who shared lessons on statistics that he had learned in his personal, professional, and academic life.
August 30: The Berkshire Eagle published an article about the Williams College Museum of Art’s new exhibition "Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A.," which explores how a queer artistic network's experimental art draws from Chicano civil rights, as well as gay and lesbian and feminist movements.
August 29: iBerkshires published the news that computer science professor Stephen Freund won the 2019 Most Influential Paper Award at this year's Association for Computing Machinery Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation.
August 28: Boston.com featured an article about the new Williams Inn and its farm-to-table restaurant The Barn.
August 27: A Globe and Mail opinion piece quoted Massachusetts Professor of Humanities Susan Dunn about contrasting the global views between presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Trump.
August 27: iBerkshires published an article on the reopening of the Williams College Museum of Art’s space in Lawrence Hall following a temporary closing for minor renovations.
August 27: iBerkshires published a story about Garfield House, a new energy-efficient residential hall on Williams’ campus.
August 25: Kevin Flaherty, lecturer in astronomy, was quoted in an Inverse article about how stardust in Antarctic snow is revealing information about our place in the cosmos.
August 23: The Wall Street Journal included V-Nee Yeh '81 Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature Soledad Fox Maura’s biography of Jorge Semprún among its Five Best books.
August 23: William Wootters, Barclay Jermain Professor of Natural Philosophy, Emeritus, was quoted in an Express story that looks at a major discovery by scientists that could lead to unhackable internet.
August 21: A Berkshire Eagle story looks at Caroline Fairweather’s ’20 new play titled discontent, which reimagines Shakespeare’s Richard III. The play will receive a workshop production by GhostLit Repertory Theatre Company at the Whitney Center for the Arts in Pittsfield, Mass.
August 19: A Bloomberg article mentioned Williams’s recent decision to eliminate one summer earnings contribution for every student on financial aid, a change that aims to help all students explore learning and career opportunities when school is not in session.
August 15: The Berkshire Eagle published a story on the unveiling of the new energy-efficient Garfield House residence hall, which is designed to LEED Gold standards as well as the rigorous Passive House Institute (PHI) standards--one of the first two residence halls in Massachusetts to meet the PHI’s criteria.
August 15: On the opening day of the new Williams Inn, the Berkshire Eagle provided an overview of the building’s amenities, including a restaurant and bar, outside patio, and event space.
August 9: The Berkshire Eagle published an article on the upcoming opening of the new Williams Inn.
August 7: Joy James, Ebenezer Fitch Professor of Humanities, published an article in the Boston Review remembering the life and legacy of writer Toni Morrison.
August 5: Associate Professor of History Aparna Kapadia’s latest column for Scroll.in looks at the global impact of textiles from India’s Indian Ocean trade.
August 2: Assistant Professor of Mathematics Pamela Harris has been awarded the Mathematical Association of America’s Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning College or University Mathematics Faculty Member. This award honors beginning college or university faculty whose teaching has been extraordinarily successful and whose effectiveness in teaching undergraduate mathematics is shown to have influence beyond their own classrooms.
July 30: In a Marketplace interview, statistics professor Richard De Veaux reflects on what the latest security breach means for consumers.
July 26: iBerkshires shared the news of Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff’s 2019 Klumpke-Roberts Award from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
July 26: Faison-Pierson-Stoddard Professor of Art History Michael Lewis’s latest Wall Street Journal piece looks at how architect Eero Saarinen’s TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy International Airport has been transformed into a hotel that pays tribute to the original structure.
July 23: The Astronomical Society of the Pacific awarded the 2019 Klumpke-Roberts Award to Jay Pasachoff, Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the public understanding and appreciation of astronomy.
July 13: Berkshire Trade and Commerce highlighted the new Williams Inn that is scheduled to open on Spring Street in Williamstown on August 15.
July 12: Smithsonian Magazine quoted Sarah Gardner, associate director and lecturer in environmental studies, about the merits of experimenting with floating farm projects.
July 12: New England Public Radio looked to Stephen Sheppard, Class of 2012 Professor of Economics, for his insight on the fate of the shuttered Berkshire Mall.
July 11: A Business Insider article quoted Kenneth Kuttner, Robert F. White Class of 1952 Professor of Economics, about reports of President Trump’s move to weaken the dollar and the potential impact of currency manipulation.
July 10: A Medium review of David Epstein’s new book, Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, references psychology professor Nate Kornell’s idea called the “generation effect,” the positive impact on an individual’s cognitive development that is due to generate answers to difficult problems without getting answers, hints, or help from third parties.
July 10: The Berkshire Eagle looked at some of President Mandel’s reflections following her first year at Williams and as a new resident of Williamstown.
July 8: The Berkshire Eagle published an article on Professor of Marine Sciences, Emeritus, Jim Carlton’s decades-long career researching invasive marine species and studying how marine communities, or the various organisms found in a marine environment, change over time.
July 8: An article in The Economist referenced a new paper by Owen Thompson, assistant professor of economics, which investigates the dramatic decline in the employment of African American teachers in the aftermath of desegregation.
July 7: A VTDigger article quotes David Dethier, Edward Brust Professor of Geology and Mineralogy, emeritus, about Southern Vermont ski areas’ efforts to expand snowmaking.
July 7: The Berkshire Eagle shared that Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff, his students, and associates stationed themselves at a remote mountainside location in northern central Chile to document a total solar eclipse that cut across the southern hemisphere.
July 7: Scroll.in published an article by Aparna Kapadia, associate professor of history, who wrote that a 2,000-year-old Greek merchant’s manual shows how India has been part of an interconnected global network for millennia.
July 5: The New England Real Estate Journal highlighted the college’s renovations to Garfield House to make the building more energy-efficient and its status as one of the first Passive House residence halls in Massachusetts. The article quotes Amy Johns, director of the Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives, who said it is the responsibility of higher education to lead, experiment with new techniques, and demonstrate best practices to other institutions and businesses.
July 4: An opinion piece in the New York Times referenced Massachusetts Professor of Humanities Susan Dunn's writing on the French Revolution.
July 4: CNN republished an opinion piece (originally published on February 7, 2018) by Massachusetts Professor of Humanities Susan Dunn about President Trump’s desire for a military parade and how it wouldn’t be a first in Washington. The republished piece includes an updated introduction.
July 3: WAMC interviewed President Mandel about her decision to assemble an ad hoc committee comprised of faculty, staff, and students to provide recommendations for speaker invitation guidelines that would support Williams’ own twin commitments to academic excellence and inclusion. In the interview, President Mandel discussed the Committee’s recommended guidelines, which have been accepted in full and are included in its final report.
July 1: NewsLedge reported that Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff travelled to the National Science Foundation’s Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile to observe and study the July 2 total solar eclipse.
June 30: Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Laura Martin was interviewed for a Anthropocene article which looks at how artificial intelligence is used for conservation efforts.
June 28: An article in The Day mentioned Williams College among the schools that participate in the QuestBridge scholarship program, which aims to help juniors and seniors of low-income backgrounds apply to and attend one of 40 elite institutions across the country.
June 22: Michael Lewis, Faison-Pierson-Stoddard Professor of Art History, wrote a cultural commentary piece in the Wall Street Journal about the significance of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s Sherman M. Booth cottage in Glencoe, Ill., which may be demolished.
June 21: The Berkshire Eagle published an article on Associate Professor of Computer Science Brent Heeringa's latest app, Lever, which helps protect passwords by using images instead of digits to code personal information.
June 17: Associate Professor of Latina/o Studies and Religion Jacqueline Hidalgo is quoted in a National Catholic Reporter article about the 2019 Colloquium for the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States, where Hispanic scholars discussed hundreds- or thousands-year-old texts in light of their modern implications.
June 15: C-SPAN’s Book TV interviewed Massachusetts Professor of Humanities Susan Dunn and Michael Beschloss '77, who offered their thoughts on the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
June 14: Gizmodo quotes Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff about astronomers’ and physicists’ experiments planned for the total solar eclipse that will pass over a slice of the South Pacific, Chile, and Argentina—and directly over an observatory in the Andes run by the National Science Foundation.
June 13: Sanatatak published an article about a new data science paper by mathematics professor Chad Topaz and several other Williams faculty that looks at artist diversity in collections at 18 major U.S. museums. The research showed data that the majority of artists are white males.
June 5: A YourTango article about a 1989 court case dubbed The Central Park Five quoted Massachusetts Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, Saul Kassin about his extensive research on false confessions.
June 5: iBerkshires shared the news that English professor Bernie Rhee provided a keynote address to this year’s Olmsted Award recipients and guests, including local public school teachers, administrators and school committee members.
June 4: The Wall Street Journal published the latest piece in a series by Faison-Pierson-Stoddard Professor of Art History Michael J. Lewis, who critiqued the new wing of the Aquarium of the Pacific, saying that the biomorphic design of the exterior outshines the building’s interior.
June 3: WRTI wrote a review of Artist Associate in Jazz Bass and Co-Director of Small Jazz Ensembles Avery Sharpe’s new album 100: An African American Musical Portrait.
June 3: A Hyperallergic article featured a response to a recently published paper by mathematics professor Chad Topaz and several other Williams faculty, among others, that looks at artist diversity in collections at 18 major U.S. museums. In the article, artist and data journalist Mona Chalabi offered her perspective on what the composition of a museum collection should look like if it were to represent the entire population.
June 2: The Berkshire Eagle and iBerkshires published some highlights from Williams’ 230th Commencement ceremonies and speakers’ addresses, including the weekend’s principal speaker Mary-Claire King, an award-winning geneticist at the University of Washington who first discovered the breast and ovarian cancer gene.
May 30: The Berkshire Eagle looked at the impact of Williams’ commencement events on the local economy and the community.
May 30: The Berkshire Eagle covered the 2019 Bicentennial Olmsted Awards, which provide financial support for professional and curricular development at local districts through the endowment from the estates of George Olmsted, Jr. ’24 and his wife, Frances.
May 29: The Berkshire Eagle provided an overview of Williams College Museum of Art’s new pop-up shop at 76 Spring St. in Williamstown. The temporary space will feature the Williams Art Loan for Living Spaces (WALLS) collection and a small retail shop until September 2, after which time WCMA’s permanent space in Lawrence Hall will reopen following renovation work.
May 28: Luana Maroja, associate professor of biology and chair of the biochemistry program, published an essay in The Atlantic in which she expressed concerns that scientific ideas are at times challenged based on ideological grounds. Her essay highlights that a Williams education has always involved teaching students to assimilate new information and develop new hypotheses, even when doing so challenges their pre-existing beliefs.
May 28: Assistant Professor of Psychology Jeremy Cone co-authored an article published in CNN, which looked at how amid public outcry over the influence of fake news and misinformation, tech companies are working to generate effective solutions.
May 26: The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) named Associate Professor of Biology Luana Maroja among its inaugural cohort of “Heroes of Intellectual Freedom,” which highlights stories of individuals who have thoughtfully and respectfully argued for academic freedom.
May 26: The Great Courses Daily posted an article about psychology professor Jeremy Cone’s May 13 interview with NPR, regarding his study about gossip. The study finds that people spend about 52 minutes per day, on average, talking to someone about someone else who is not present, though most of the talk is innocent.
May 23: Yahoo News reported that Stuart Read ’21 won top prize in a simulated stock competition sponsored by Fidelity Investments. Read competed against 124 students from 11 small colleges in New England, including Amherst, Bates, Bowdoin, Colby, Connecticut College, Hamilton, Middlebury, Trinity, Tufts, and Wesleyan.
May 22: A Markets Insider article quoted Kenneth Kuttner, Robert F. White Class of 1952 Professor of Economics, about a potential nominee to the Federal Reserve board.
May 20: The Berkshire Eagle featured an article about the Justice League, a mentoring program founded three years ago by Williams students, which aims to empower local youth and build community.
May 17: iBerkshires shared the news that Quenton Hurst ’19 has been named a Scholar by the Saint Andrew's Society of the State of New York to pursue graduate studies in Scotland in the 2019-20 academic year.
May 13: Scott Wong, Charles R. Keller Professor of History, was quoted in an NBC News article about how the earliest Chinatowns and Japantowns were created in response to anti-immigrant laws.
May 13: NPR quoted Jeremy Cone, assistant professor of psychology, in a piece about a new study which finds that people spend about 52 minutes per day, on average, talking to someone about someone else who is not present.
May 10: A Berkshire Eagle article examining the region’s relationship to Mohican history and the Mohawk Trail featured insight from several members of the Williams community, including Frederick Rudolph Professor of American Culture Karen Merrill, Assistant Professor in American Studies Eli Nelson, and Head of Special Collections Lisa Conathan.
May 10: iBerkshires reported that Joseph Moore ’20 has been awarded a Beinecke Scholarship in support of his graduate education. After Williams he plans to pursue a Ph.D. in comparative literature, studying the political dimensions of English, Spanish and French language literatures of the 20th century in a comparative context.
May 8: The Cornell Chronicle featured an article about a new research paper, co-authored by Jeremy Cone, assistant professor of psychology, that offers a roadmap for dealing with false information. The paper, titled “Believability of Evidence Matters for Correcting Social Impressions,” was published April 30 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
May 8: For an article about the best and worst states to be a police officer, WalletHub spoke with Alan Hirsch, lecturer in humanities and chair of justice and law studies, who said that a major issue facing law enforcement today is the prevalence of false confessions.
May 7: Newswise reported that the Mathematics and Computer Sciences Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research named mathematics professor Pamela Harris for a 2019 Faculty Mentor Award, which recognizes outstanding mentoring of undergraduate researchers.
May 6: iBerkshires featured a story on the North Adams Public Schools’ 21st Century after-school program that provides young students with sessions in dance, theater, writing, music and physical education, among other offerings. In collaboration with Williams’ dance department, Center for Learning in Action (CLiA), and the '62 Center for Theatre and Dance, the program’s dance session culminated in a performance at the’ '62 Center.
May 6: A Vice article looked at a new paper co-authored by Gregory Casey, assistant professor of economics, which found that global warming will increase the number of children people have, while lowering the value of education—but only in certain, vulnerable parts of the world. According to the paper, this would deepen already-existing inequalities between wealthy and poor nations, and the inequality between men and women in those communities.
May 3: Greylock Glass interviewed Mohammed Memfis ’21 about court-watch programs in Berkshire County, which train residents to monitor and assess their local justice systems.
May 1: The Wall Street Journal published an opinion piece by Michael J. Lewis, Faison-Pierson-Stoddard Professor of Art History, who urged those tasked with rebuilding Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral following the April 15 fire to bear in mind the structure’s historical significance as a collective architectural achievement and to not see its rebuilding as an opportunity for idiosyncratic personal expression.
April 29: A Yahoo Finance article quoted David Love, provost and a professor in economics, about employee benefits for state and local government workers.
April 29: iBerkshires announced the winners of the 2019 Bicentennial Olmsted Awards for Faculty and Curricular Development given by Williams College. Awards of $5,000 were given to seven local schools to support professional and curricular development projects.
April 29: The Berkshire Eagle published an article on the final concert of the season for the Berkshire Symphony, which included solo performances by multiple Williams students.
April 27: Business Insider quoted economics professor Ken Kuttner about whether or not the Federal Open Market Committee will adjust interest rates following a recent report on GDP growth.
April 26: Mason Williams, assistant professor of leadership studies and political science, was quoted in a Washington Examiner article, saying that Joe Biden’s presidential run may be adversely affected by the fact that he served as vice president.
April 26: The Boston Globe published an article on a diary belonging to legendary art history professor S. Lane Faison Jr. ‘29 that was recently donated to the National Archives by the Monuments Men Foundation. The diary documented his time as director of the Central Collecting Point in Munich, where he oversaw the return of artwork stolen by Nazis.
April 24: Geosciences professor Phoebe Cohen was quoted in an article in The Atlantic that looks at how the so-called Cambrian Explosion, the 20-million-year period when the animal kingdom went through a dramatic transformation, was bracketed by several equally important pulses of evolutionary innovation.
April 24: Buffalo News mentioned Williams’ commitment to sustainability in reference to a newly announced partnership between Toxnot and Integrated Eco Strategies. The partnership will help support future sustainable building projects on campus.
April 19: In an NBC News article astronomy professor Jay Pasachoff shared that the attention given to nicknames for full moons (e.g. ‘Pink Moon’) distracts from real scholarly interest in the moon by astronomers and others.
April 17: Institutional Investor named Williams’ Chief Investment Officer Collette Chilton for its Lifetime Achievement Award, honored for her extraordinary outperformance and leadership as a hedge fund investor.
April 17: iBerkshires published the news about geosciences professor Phoebe Cohen’s grant from the National Science Foundation. The award will support her research about the co-evolution of life and environments throughout earth's history.
April 15: The Wall Street Journal published an article by Michael J. Lewis, Faison-Pierson-Stoddard Professor of Art History, about the tragic fire at Notre Dame in Paris, saying that the eventual rebuilding should honor the work of the historic landmark's previous restorations.
April 15: The Berkshire Eagle talked about Williams College Museum of Art’s Agents for Creative Action program, a group of students selected to learn about museum practice and creating original programs for the museum.
April 15: Associate Professor of Psychology Nate Kornell was quoted in a Washington Post story about the ways in which parents can help improve their kids’ study habits, and the rewards that can come from it.
April 13: Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff was quoted in an article picked up by the Associated Press that talks about the newly unveiled pictures of a supermassive black hole and the challenge of naming it.
April 11: The MCLA Beacon covered Associate Director and Lecturer in Environmental Studies Sarah Gardner’s talk about the diminishing number of dairy farmers in the Berkshires.
April 9: iBerkshires published the news about Gregory Mitchell, associate professor of women's, gender and sexuality studies, being named a 2019 Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellow by the American Council of Learned Societies. Mitchell's fellowship will take him to the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton University for the academic year 2019-20, during which time he plans to complete his latest book project, 40,000 Missing Girls: Moral Panics, Global Sporting Events, and the Spectacle of Sex Trafficking.
April 7: Psychology professor Steven Fein was quoted in the Daily Orange about the need for accountability for the kinds of images that appear in school yearbooks and campus publications.
April 4: The Wall Street Journal published cultural commentary by Michael J. Lewis, Faison-Pierson-Stoddard Professor of Art History, on The Shed, a multipurpose arts facility at New York City’s Hudson Yards development.
April 2: The Berkshire Eagle mentioned a $5,000 grant from Williams College to Hoosac Valley Elementary to support a new science lab for the school.
April 1: Cosmos Magazine and First Post highlighted newly published research by James Carlton, professor of marine sciences, emeritus, about his research in the Galapagos Islands, where he and his team discovered that there are 10 times more non-native species than previously thought.
March 31: The Sun Journal (Maine) referred to Professor of English Shawn Rosenheim's expertise on film history in an article about why film adaptations of Stephen King books become popular.
March 30: Scroll In featured an article by Aparna Kapadia, assistant professor of history, on the historical rise and fall of the city of Ahemedabad in the Gujarat region of India.
March 28: NPR’s All Things Considered interviewed James Carlton, professor of marine sciences, emeritus, about his research in the Galapagos Islands, where he and his research team made the discovery that there are 10 times more non-native species in the region than previously thought.
March 27: iBerkshires provided an update on the developments along Spring Street in Williamstown, including a new Williams Inn and the WCMA Summer Space on Spring Street, a temporary venue for the Williams College Museum of Art while the museum is closed during the summer months for renovations.
March 25: John DiGravio ’21 spoke with The College Try about developing opportunities to discuss diverse viewpoints at Williams, and other college campuses.
March 25: The Berkshire Eagle provided a summary of the final developments for the opening of the new Williams Inn on Spring Street.
March 25: Business Insider quoted Ken Kuttner, Robert F. White Class of 1952 Professor of Economics, about President Trump’s nomination of Stephen Moore for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.
March 22: The Berkshire Eagle published an article about WCMA’s ‘possible selves’ exhibition, which includes images from Warhol and Goldin as well as from Instagram, to investigate how queerness is expressed in portraiture.
March 21: The Berkshire Eagle shared a brief overview of the 1,205 students accepted to Williams College’s Class of 2023.
March 21: The Times Union (Albany) published a piece about the Williams College Museum of Art’s ‘possible selves’ exhibit and quoted Curator of American Art Horace Ballard, the exhibit’s co-curator, about the work and queer aesthetics.
March 21: Smithsonian Magazine and Nonprofit Quarterly featured articles on a newly published data science paper by mathematics professor Chad Topaz and several other Williams faculty that looks at artist diversity in major art museum collections.
March 20: The Guardian published an article about a new research paper by mathematics professor Chad Topaz and other faculty which collected data from 18 major U.S. art museums showing that the majority of artists in the museums’ collections are white males.
March 18: Lady Click quoted Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature Soledad Fox Maura in an article about Elisabeth Eidenbenz, a Swiss nurse who helped save the lives of hundreds of women and children from the Nazis during the Spanish Civil War and World War II.
March 13: Futurum Careers interviewed Ronadh Cox, Edward Brust Professor of Geology and Mineralogy, about her research on the movement of gigantic boulders on the exposed west coasts of Ireland by storm waves.
March 12: The New York Times highlighted the Williams College Museum of Art as one of the U.S. college museums that raise the bar for the academic and cultural life of a campus and its environs.
March 11: The Wall Street Journal published Michael J. Lewis’s cultural commentary of 30 Hudson Yards, New York’s third-tallest building.
March 8: Ken Kuttner, professor of economics, was quoted in a Markets Insider article about the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest snapshot of the American economy.
March 7: The Berkshire Eagle looked at a new local education program that uses art to address social matters of violence and conflict, and highlighted WCMA and its new acquisition by artist Titus Kaphar.
March 6: Muslim Chaplain Sharif Rosen was mentioned in a university news article about the annual conference of the Association of Campus Muslim Chaplains at the University of St. Thomas, where participants discussed issues of critical importance to chaplains.
February 28: Stephen Sheppard, Class of 2012 Professor of Economics, spoke with NPR's Planet Money about the impact of Airbnb short-term rentals on residential communities. (His segment begins at 16:28 into the program.)
February 26: The Virginian-Pilot quoted economics professor Jon Bakija about the economic impact of state lawmakers’ proposed tax on sugary sodas.
February 22: Assistant Professor of Africana Studies VaNatta Ford was quoted in a Washington Post article about how politicians balance responsiveness with authenticity in the digital age.
February 21: James Carlton, professor of marine sciences, emeritus, was quoted in an article in The Economist about the impact aftermath of ocean species spread in the wake of a tsunami.
February 21: The Tower (Catholic University’s independent paper) highlighted sociology professor James Nolan’s lecture about his grandfather’s participation as a medical doctor for the Manhattan Project.
February 19: Princeton University noted Associate Dean April Ruiz’s participation at the second annual FGLI Administrators Consortium Conference, where she discussed the experiences of first-generation, low-income students at highly selective universities.
February 19: Kenneth Kuttner, professor of economics, provided commentary for Bankrate on the personal impact of the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet.
February 19: Jim Carlton, professor of marine sciences at Williams-Mystic, was quoted in New York Post about the global spread of disease through ocean pollution.
February 19: Artnet published an article about a new data science paper led by math professor Chad Topaz and other faculty at Williams and other institutions. The paper looks at artist diversity in 18 major art museum collections in the U.S.
February 17: The New York Times published Massachusetts Professor of Humanities Susan Dunn’s letter to the editor in which she provided a brief look at President Theodore Roosevelt’s tax policies.
February 16: The Times Union published a commentary by Chris Gibson, Stanley Kaplan Distinguished Visiting Professor of American Foreign Policy, who argued the importance of Congress’ role to check the actions of the presidency.
February 14: A DCist article referenced a new data science paper by math professor Chad Topaz and other faculty at Williams and other institutions which looks at artist diversity in 18 major art museum collections in the U.S.
February 14: Yale University quoted Pamela Franks, Class of 1956 Director at the Williams College Museum of Art, in an article about an exhibition of work by contemporary artist Matthew Barney that she curated.
February 12: Elsevier published a story about a collaborative research effort led by Rónadh Cox, Edward Brust Professor of Geology and Mineralogy, on the movement of boulders by storm waves.
February 10: Mason Williams, assistant professor of leadership studies and political science, provided political commentary in a Washington Post article about the state of socialism under the Trump administration.
February 7: Brookings cited research by economics professor Lucie Schmidt in an article that looks at the impact of the decline in unplanned pregnancies on current fertility trends in the United States.
February 7: The Herald Tribune published an article about a Paul Gauguin exhibit at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, curated by Robert Sterling Clark Professor of Art Carol Ockman, curator-at-large for Selby.
February 7: Laboratory Equipment published an article about a paper co-authored by geosciences professor Mea Cook that looks at an Artificial Intelligence program that helps identify microscopic marine organisms.
February 7: Inside Higher Ed shared the news that Williams is helping to increase accessibility for low- and middle-income students and families by eliminating the summer contribution requirement for all students on aid for one summer.
February 7: Las Vegas Weekly reviewed Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A., an art exhibition on view at the Barrick Museum. The show is co-curated by C. Ondine Chavoya, professor of art history and Latina/o studies.
February 5: Michael Lewis, Faison-Pierson-Stoddard Professor of Art History, provided a cultural commentary in the Wall Street Journal on the expansion of the Norton Museum of Art in in West Palm Beach, Fla.
February 5: The University of Notre Dame published a news story about research by a team of economists, including Lucie Schmidt, professor of economics and director of the Williams-Exeter Programme at Oxford University, that suggests that the declining birth rate in the U.S. is due to reductions in unintended births.
February 4: Elijah Goldberg ’21, who plays on Williams’ football and track teams, was quoted in a My Central Jersey article about racism in suburban high schools.
February 4: iBerkshires highlighted the Equity Drafting Table, an interactive “pop-up” exhibit on campus that looks at equity and inclusion in the built environment.
February 3: The New Yorker published a story about “Roomful of Teeth,” a vocal group led by Brad Wells, Lyell B. Clay Artist in Residence and Director of Choral/Vocal Activities, that is revolutionizing choral music.
February 1: Lake Placid News referenced a Williams study titled “Do Airbnb properties affect house prices?” which looks at the impact of Airbnbs on property values in New York City.
February 1: Eugene J. Johnson, professor emeritus of art, and Michael J. Lewis, Faison-Pierson-Stoddard professor of art, were featured in the Berkshire Eagle for their new book Williams College An Architectural Tour.
January 31: Eugene J. Johnson, professor emeritus of art, was quoted in a Boston Globe article on the newly designed Hood Art Museum at Dartmouth College.
January 31: NBC quoted Jay Pasachoff, Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy, in an article about a new galaxy that was spotted in the field of view of the Hubble Space Telescope.
January 29: The Boston Herald quoted economics professor Stephen Sheppard in an article about MassHousing’s distribution of tax-exempt bonds, which are used to develop affordable housing.
January 28: Elizabeth Kolbert, visiting professor at Williams' Center for Environmental Studies and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, has been named the 2019 recipient of the Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square. The prize honors a storyteller whose work has significantly influenced the public dialogue.
January 26: Greylock Glass published an article on a new exhibition at MASS MoCA curated by Marco Antonio Flores, a student in Williams’ Graduate Program in the History of Art. The exhibition, staring at the sun, features work by artist Rafa Esparza.
January 25: The Washington Post quoted Alan Hirsch, lecturer in humanities and chair of justice and legal studies, in an article that considers whether the removal of a president must be bipartisan. Hirsch is author of Impeaching the President: Past, Present, & Future, a bipartisan legal study of impeachment.
January 25: The Berkshire Eagle highlighted a competition between student teams from Williams and Williamstown Elementary School to see who could build a Lego version Saturn V rocket fastest.
January 25: Bloomberg interviewed history professor Eiko Maruko Siniawer about the popularity of Marie Kondo and the roots of the Japanese decluttering movement. Siniawer is the author of the 2018 book Waste: Consuming Postwar Japan.
January 24: The Times Union featured an article about the I/O Fest, a three-day public festival at Williams, co-founded in 2009 by Artist in Residence in Percussion and Contemporary Music Performance Matthew Gold.
January 23: Landon Marchant ’20, a Point Foundation Scholar and U.S. Air Force veteran, was interviewed on MSNBC, advocating for the rights of transgender military service members following the Supreme Court’s decision to allow the Trump administration to enforce its ban on transgender troops from serving openly.
January 23: James Shepard, J. Leland Miller Professor of American History, Literature, and Eloquence, was featured in Daily News for excellence in writing and extensive Holocaust research in his book The Book of Aron.
January 21: Michael Lewis, Faison-Pierson-Stoddard Professor of Art History, wrote a review in the Wall Street Journal on the renovation of Dartmouth College’s Hood Museum by architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien.
January 20: Matthew Gibson, assistant professor of economics, was quoted by the Seattle Times in an article on tolling freeways for his expertise in studying toll systems.
January 20: History professor Eiko Maruko Siniawer was interviewed for a BBC World Service podcast, The Compass, on the history of wastefulness. Siniawer is the author of the 2018 book Waste: Consuming Postwar Japan.
January 17: The Albany Times Union highlighted the Williams College Museum of Art’s upcoming exhibition “James Van Der Zee: Collecting History.”
January 15: The Bennington Banner published an article on the “Hour of Code” Winter Study class led by Daniel Barowy, assistant professor of computer science, which teaches local elementary school students how to code.
January 14: The Berkshire Eagle wrote a piece about the planned expansion of the Williams BioEYES program, a science program that uses zebrafish to study genetics and basic biology in third- and fourth-grade classrooms.
January 11: The Mary Christie Quarterly highlighted Williams’ Center of Learning in Action as an exemplar of experiential learning for students.
January 11: The Berkshire Eagle published an article about “Delirious Matter,” the sculptures by artist Diana Al-Hadid that are temporarily installed on the Williams campus.
January 10: Michael Lewis, Faison-Pierson-Stoddard Professor of Art History, wrote a review in The Wall Street Journal about the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s new exhibition that explores the future of transportation.
January 9: Artsy highlighted the Williams College Museum of Art’s WALLS (Williams Art Loan for Living Spaces) program, which lends art for students’ dorm rooms.
January 6: The Berkshire Eagle noted that Williams students Ben Morton ’19 and Morgan Whaley ’20, as well as Artist Associate in Vocal/Songwriting Bernice Lewis, participated in the 8th annual Berkshire County Uke Fest, a workshop celebrating the ukulele.
January 4: Nevada Public Radio (NPR) featured a story about the art exhibition “Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A.,” co-curated by art professor C. Ondine Chavoya. The exhibition is on view for the next three months at the University of Nevada Las Vegas’s Barrick Museum of Art.
January 4: The Berkshire Eagle published an article about the music department’s annual I/O Fest, featuring four days of contemporary concerts at the '62 Center for Theatre and Dance and the Clark Art Institute.
January 3: The Jewish Star shared the news about President Mandel’s keynote address at the 50th annual convention of the Association of Jewish Studies in Boston.
January 2: Forbes quoted astronomy professor Jay Pasachoff, who said that he will be monitoring the year’s first partial solar eclipse from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan.
January 1: NBC News published an article by Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff on NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft which passed by Ultima Thule, a Manhattan-sized rock that is one billion miles beyond Pluto.
December 28: The Berkshire Eagle highlighted WCMA’s “The Field is The World: Williams, Hawai'i, and Material Histories in the Making” among its list of thought-provoking art exhibits of 2018.
December 28: The Berkshire Eagle placed “In Exile, Writer, Soldier, Spy,” by Soledad Fox Maura, professor of Spanish and comparative literature, on its list of 10 great Berkshire County books of 2018
December 26: Williams College was mentioned several times in iBerkshires’ “Williamstown: 2018 Year in Review.”
December 21: WCMA Director Pamela Franks spoke with The Berkshire Eagle about her career path in the arts.
December 21: Political science professor Darel E. Paul reviewed the new book Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism by Quinn Slobodian in First Things.
December 19: The MIT Technology Review wrote an article on professor of Mathematics and Statistics Chad Topaz and his recent data mining project that reveals a lack of diversity in US Museums.
December 18: The Jewish Telegraphic Agency featured President Mandel and her keynote address at the 50th annual convention of the Association of Jewish Studies in Boston.
December 18: Class of 2012 Professor of Economics Stephen Sheppard’s research was cited in a Skift article about the economic impact of MASS MoCA on the city of North Adams, Mass.
December 17: NBC News quoted Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff in an article about the return of a periodic comet known as the “Christmas comet.”
December 17: Getaway Mavens named the Williams College Museum of Art one of the best college art and history museums in the Northeast.
December 16: The Democrat and Chronicle quoted Elijah Goldberg ’21 about challenges he faced, and overcame, in his education.
December 14: WVNSTV noted that a research team including Julie Blackwood to study Arthropod-borne viruses in southwestern Virginia.
December 12: The Harvard Crimson quoted Eli Nelson, assistant professor of American studies, about the importance of Harvard professor Ahmed Ragab’s influence on his education.
December 11: Scienmag noted that researchers from Williams College will be part of a collaborative team that will improve avian research and conservation by linking bird calls with their respective species.
December 7: News India Times shared the news about Keshav Goel ’19 winning the George J. Mitchell Scholarship. Goel is an aspiring physician, who will study immunology and global health at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.
December 7: Computer science professor Andrea Danyluk’s work using machine learning to identify individual spotted salamanders was referenced in a Conversation article about using facial recognition technology on birds.
December 7: US News quoted President Mandel in an article that looks at the meaning and value of a liberal arts education.
December 6: Civil Eats featured an article about an alumna who said that learning about her peers’ diverse backgrounds as a student at Williams transformed her college experience. She now uses storytelling as a key part of her work in the food world.
December 4: A Forbes article referenced former Williams President in an article about the importance of college students developing at least one close mentoring relationship with a faculty member.
December 3: Seeking Alpha cited a research survey on unconventional monetary policy by Robert F. White Class of 1952 Professor of Economics Kenneth N. Kuttner.
November 30: Williams College junior Sofie Netteberg '20 was quoted in a College Magazine article about FOMO (the fear of missing out).
November 30: iBerkshires wrote that hundreds of former students, contemporaries, elected officials, and community leaders gathered in Thompson Memorial Chapel to remember Renzie Lamb, a Williams coach Williams for 30 years.
November 29: The Penticton Herald shared the news that Williams senior Linda Worden ’19 won a Rhodes Scholarship.
November 28: Inside Lacrosse published an article remembering the life and legacy of longtime Williams coach Renzie Lamb.
November 26: WAMC interviewed Chris Gibson, Stanley Kaplan Distinguished Visiting Professor of American Foreign Policy, and Congressman Tom Reed about bipartisan initiatives in Congress.
November 23: The Real Deal noted that economics professor Stephen Sheppard told the Wall Street Journal that new museums can boost property values by 20 percent to 50 percent within five years.
November 23: The Wall Street Journal quoted economics professor Stephen Sheppard about his research which shows that museum developments enhance neighborhoods and boost the value of real estate nearby.
November 21: Hyperallergic published an article about the Williams College Museum of Art’s current exhibition “The Field is The World: Williams, Hawaiʻi, and Material Histories in the Making,” which looks at the college’s long and complex history with the kingdom of Hawaiʻi.
November 21: Current Biology published a paper by Assistant Professor of Biology Matt Carter, with six recent Williams graduates, about the role of hypothalamic neurons on sleep/wake states.
November 19: The Berkshire Eagle featured a tribute to longtime Williams coach Renzie Lamb, who passed away on November 17.
November 13: The Berkshire Eagle noted that the Williams-Mystic program has been selected to receive the National Maritime Historical Society's Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Education.
November 10: The Berkshire Eagle published a story about this year’s Winter Blitz, a student-led initiative, along with students from Bennington College and the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, to winterize local homes.
November 9: The Berkshire Eagle published an article celebrating the first 10 years of the exhibition "Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective" at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. The exhibition, which is on view for at least another 15 years, is a collaboration of Mass MoCA, Yale University Art Gallery, Williams College Museum of Art and the Sol LeWitt estate.
November 8: Curbed Boston highlighted Williams College and the Williams College Museum of Art in an article about the most beautiful small towns in western Massachusetts.
November 6: Brookings featured a video with Robert F. White Class of 1952 Professor of Economics Kenneth Kuttner, who discussed how well unconventional monetary policy has worked.
November 4: The Berkshire Eagle mentioned a performance by the Springstreeters, an a capella group at Williams, at the Clark Art Institute’s Many Voices event. The article also quoted Williams graduate student Nora Rosengarten, who led a tour of a pop-up exhibit of rarely seen drawings and photographs from The Clark's collection.
November 1: The Heinemann Podcast interviewed Susan Engel, senior lecturer in psychology, who spoke about her new book, The Children You Teach, which looks at the role of developmental psychology play in teaching.
November 1: Tricycle quoted Georges Dreyfus, professor of religion, in an article about Kadampa Buddhism, a new Tibetan Buddhist tradition that also goes by the name New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union.
November 1: The Manchester Journal published an article about Soledad Fox, professor of Spanish and comparative literature, who gave a talk at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, Vt., about her book, Exile, Writer, Soldier, Spy: Jorge Semprun.
October 26: The Berkshire Eagle featured an article on the music department’s MIDWEEKMUSIC lunchtime concert series that features students and faculty members playing music from a range of styles.
October 25: WAMC interviewed Kailani Polzak and Sonnet Coggins, co-curators of the Williams College Museum of Art exhibition The Field is the World: Williams, Hawai'i, and Material Histories in the Making.
October 25: eFinancialCareers.com lists Williams College among the top schools that produce “quants,” or quantitative analysts, and “strats,” which act as a fusion of technologists and quants, at Goldman Sachs.
October 23: Fox News quoted C. Carlisle and Margaret Tippit Professor of Statistics Richard de Veaux in a news segment on states' usage of funding from the Mega Millions and other lotteries.
October 17: Market Watch quoted economics professor Kenneth Kuttner in an article he was not as enthusiastic as some about the unconventional policy tool, commonly known as quantitative easing.
October 17: The Atlantic quoted Phoebe Cohen in an article about a disputed claim over the oldest fossils ever found, a set of cone-like formations in Greenland.
October 17: The Berkshire Eagle featured an article about the positive impact of the Williams College Art Museum’s WALLS program, which provides students the opportunity to borrow art works to hang in their dorm rooms.
October 15: Nature.com highlighted research by Kevin Flaherty, lecturer in astronomy and observatory supervisor, which supports evidence that the astronomy field struggles to retain women early in their careers.
October 3: First Things discussed political science professor’s Darel Paul’s book From Tolerance to Equality: How Elites Brought America to Same-Sex Marriage.
October 2: WAMC interviewed Justin Crowe, associate professor of political science, for a discussion about the Supreme Court, as the U.S. Senate considered the nomination of Brett Kavanagh.
October 1: The Los Angles Review of Books published an interview with Soledad Fox Maura, professor of Spanish and comparative literature.
September 26: Matt Carter, assistant professor of biology, has been awarded a three-year $369,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct research with his undergraduate students that may yield insights into how the brain suppresses appetite after overeating, or during illnesses like cancer or clinical depression.
September 27: In The Irish Times, Senior Lecturer in English and Theatre James Pethica shed light on the work of Irish dramatist Lady Gregory before the Celtic dawn. Pethica’s article described how Lady Gregory’s work “betrays some unionist sympathies” and key aspects of her writing career predate her famous collaboration with Yeats at the end of the 19th century.
September 25: Lighting & Sound America cited Brad Wells’, professor of vocal science, contribution to the Silo Songs installation at Hancock Shaker Village. Wells worked with sound designer Jody Elff to install recordings of Shaker hymns in a variety of styles to create an immersive experience throughout the installation.
September 17: In US News & World Report, Madeline Dyke ’21 advised prospective students visiting campuses this fall to take their time during admission tours and to try to have the most in-depth experience possible.
September 16: The Berkshire Eagle featured an article on the 2018 Berkshire BioBlitz. Co-sponsored by Williams, the event was a 24-hour period where scientists, students, teachers, and environmentalists gathered in Hopkins Forest to collect data on the plant and wildlife.
September 14: Payette described recent work with artist Ursula von Rydingsvard and Available Light to install lighting around the ‘Large Bowl’ sculpture to sit at the center of Morley Plaza. The sculpture can now be found in full 24-hour visibility outside of the Science South Building.
September 14: Mason Williams, assistant professor of leadership studies and political science, wrote an essay on Constitution Day for the Berkshire Eagle. In his essay, Williams asks readers to consider those who amended the constitution as other framers—and of great importance.
September 8: The Berkshire Eagle published a review of Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature Soledad Fox Maura’s book Exile, Writer, Soldier, Spy: A Biography of the Storied Life of Jorge Semprun.
September 8: WAMC interviewed President Mandel on a range of topics, including her priorities during her first months as president, plans for building relationships with the local community, thoughts on student loan debt, and policies for dealing with campus sexual assault.
September 8: The Berkshire Eagle featured the induction ceremony for Williams’ 18th president Maud S. Mandel. The article included quotes from President Mandel's induction address as well as quotes from addresses by Williams’ Board Chair Mike Eisenson and Brown University President Christina Paxson.
September 7: The Berkshire Eagle published a profile of President Mandel that emphasized her scholarship and her commitment to advance diversity and inclusion.
September 7: The Berkshire Eagle featured an article about the exhibition The Field is The World: Williams, Hawaiʻi, and Material Histories in the Making. The exhibit, on view at WCMA through Jan. 2, 2019, examines the complex historical relationship between Williams and the kingdom of Hawaiʻi.
September 6: The Washington Post quoted Edward Brust Professor of Geology and Mineralogy Ronadh Cox in an article about one of the biggest tsunamis ever recorded, set off three years ago by a melting glacier.
September 2: The Berkshire Eagle wrote that the nonprofit Prospect Mountain Association that is seeking to purchase the Prospect Mountain Nordic Ski Center in Woodford, Vt., with backing from Williams College alumni and a grant from the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, is nearing its goal.
August 31: The Bennington Banner noted the September 8 induction ceremony details for Williams College's 18th president Maud S. Mandel.
August 23: Insights and Outlooks interviewed Moises Mendoza ’19, Williams College Council co-president and a first-generation college student, who discussed his role as an advocate for equity in education.
August 23: Open Democracy transcribed and republished WXIR Radio and the Rochester Community Media Center's interview with Neil Roberts, associate professor of Africana studies and faculty affiliate in political science, about his new book on the legacy of Frederick Douglass.
August 22: The Record-Bee wrote about a proposal to turn California’s historic Lucerne Hotel into a four-year educational institution which will offer a Bachelor of Arts degree in integrative global studies and a university extension program. The institution is a partnership with the support of Williams College, the University of San Francisco, Rice University, Kansas State University, Loyola Marymount, and the University of Manitoba.
August 21: Forbes quoted Vice President for College Relations Megan Morey about ways in which Williams is developing new methods to encourage engagement among new graduates.
August 20: The Berkshire Eagle published a brief profile of the Class of 2022 and looked at Williams’ tradition of First Days, a weeklong orientation for first-year students that includes meetings with academic advisers and opportunities to learn about academics and the campus.
August 10: The Berkshire Eagle had an article on astronomer professor Jay Pasachoff’s research on solar eclipses. This summer Williams students joined him on visits to several historical and scientific astronomical sites.
August 8: Boston Neighborhood Network interviewed Neil Roberts, associate professor of Africana studies and faculty affiliate in political science, about his newly released book, A Political Companion to Frederick Douglass (University Press of Kentucky). Video of the interview is available on YouTube.
August 2: Rising sophomore John DiGravio ’21 is featured in a New York Times article that looks at students’ decisions to attend schools where their political, racial, religious, or other identities are less represented on their college campus.
August 1: The New York Times published Associate Professor of Africana Studies Rhon Manigault-Bryant’s review of the book A Girl Stands at the Door, which addresses the role young women played in the desegregation of American schools.
Summer 2018: X-TRA, a quarterly contemporary art journal, featured a review of the exhibition Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A., co-curated by art professor C. Ondine Chavoya.
July 26: James Kolesar, assistant to the president for community and government affairs, is quoted in a WAMC story about renewable energy efforts taking place in Berkshire County, Mass.
July 24: Professor of Marine Studies James Carlton is quoted in a Salem News article that looks at results from a report showing how non-native marine species may affect waters off the coast of Salem, Mass.
July 23: South Coast Today describes a survey of invasive marine species to which Professor of Marine Studies Emeritus James Carlton is contributing.
July 22: The Berkshire Eagle wrote that five Williams students are doing summer internships that involve conducting research along tributaries to the Hoosic River, to try to determine which are most likely to retain their cold water characteristics in the face of climate change.
July 21: In the The Berkshire Eagle, Class of 2012 Professor of Economics Stephen Sheppard discusses the regional economic impact of the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, located in Stockbridge, Mass.
July 21: CNN published an article by Professor of Humanities Susan Dunn, who cautions readers about America’s history with isolationism.
July 20: The Berkshire Eagle published an article co-authored by Sarah Gardner, associate director of the Center for Environmental Studies and lecturer in environmental studies, urging bold leadership at the state level to advance Massachusetts’ efforts towards renewable energy.
July 18: The Berkshire Eagle mentions Williams College’s donation to support significant upgrades to the David & Joyce Milne Public Library in Williamstown.
July 17: The Huffington Post included a quote from Rhon Manigault-Bryant, associate professor of Africana studies, in an article about intellectual and cultural plagiarism in the fashion industry.
July 17: Bangor Daily News also published an article about Will Kannegieser’s ’20 sports accomplishment.
July 16: The Berkshire Eagle spotlighted Will Kannegieser ’20 and Sam Goldenring ’20, Williams College golfers who qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championship.
July 16: iBerkshires included a write-up about the college’s annual Summer Science Lab, a weeklong day camp for rising fifth- and sixth-graders, led by Williams professors Dave Richardson and Chip Lovett who have fun breaking down complex scientific concepts.
July 16: Space.com and Times of News India reported astronomy professor Jay Pasachoff’s photo and observations of the July 13 partial solar eclipse, taken from the University of Tasmania's Mount Pleasant Radio Observatory in Australia.
July 15: Associate Professor of Geosciences Phoebe Cohen was quoted in a Chronicle of Higher Education article about sexual harassment and assault in scientific fieldwork—and finding ways to prevent it.
July 15: The Berkshire Eagle published an article about the new Williams Inn, which is scheduled to open in summer 2019. The building features 64 rooms throughout three sections: the main house, bunkhouse and barn. The bunkhouse includes event space, and the barn includes a restaurant on the ground floor.
July 9: WAMC featured a piece about the new science building on campus. The 78,000-square-foot building houses research and teaching laboratories, a microscopy suite, and faculty offices for the biology, chemistry and physics departments.
July 9: The Space Reporter noted that astronomy professor Jay Pasachoff will observe two partial solar eclipses that will occur this summer on opposite sides of the Earth, one over parts of the southern hemisphere and the other over parts of the northern hemisphere.
July 9: iBerkshires published a story on this summer’s Berkshire Business Interns, which include Morgan Michaels ’19, an intern at Community Health Programs, and Ellery Galvin ’18, an intern with Valt, a password management application.
July 3: The Berkshire Eagle wrote an article about WCMA’s Summer Break Program Series, “Ologies.” Every Thursday throughout the summer, “Ologies” will present two themes, with a mini-course in the galleries followed by a program on the museum's outdoor patio.
July 3: Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff is quoted in a NBC News article about a giant telescope that has captured the first image of a newborn planet, which orbits a dwarf star some 370 light-years from Earth in the constellation Centaurus.
July 2: The Berkshire Eagle featured a story about the new WMCA exhibition “Dance We Must: Treasures from Jacob’s Pillow, 1906-1940.” The show includes more than 30 costumes, uncovered from an original traveling trunk found in the Jacob's Pillow archives' basement, examining the company’s founders’ contributions to U.S. modern dance.
July 1: Salon published an excerpt from Spanish and comparative literature professor Soledad Fox Maura’s biography Exile, Writer, Soldier, Spy: Jorge Semprún (Arcade Publishing, 2018), which looks at the tumultuous true-life story of the Oscar-nominated screenwriter and Buchenwald survivor.
June 29: The Wall Street Journal featured a review of Spanish and comparative literature professor Soledad Fox Maura’s biography of Jorge Semprún. The book, Exile, Writer, Soldier, Spy: Jorge Semprún (Arcade Publishing, 2018), looks at the tumultuous true-life story of the Oscar-nominated screenwriter and Buchenwald survivor.
June 27: Scott Wong, Charles R. Keller Professor of History, was featured on WAMC as part of a roundtable discussion on the topic of immigration and the separation of children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border.
June 27: At the annual Fundación Diario award ceremony in Madrid, Spain, Soledad Fox Maura, Spanish and comparative literature professor, introduced (in Spanish) Russian activist Masha Gessen to guests. Gessen received the 2018 award for her excellence in journalism and activism. Fox Maura’s remarks begin at 4:00.
June 20: MassLive also wrote an article about the WCMA exhibition “Dance We Must: Treasures from Jacob's Pillow, 1906-1940.”
June 19: The New York Times published an article on the Williams College Museum of Art’s new exhibition “Dance We Must,” a collaboration with Jacob's Pillow that features more than 30 costumes that were discovered in an original traveling trunk found in the Jacob's Pillow archives’ basement. The historic costumes and other items in the exhibit provide a look at the renowned dance company's founders’ contributions to U.S. modern dance.
June 18: Joy James, Francis Christopher Oakley Third Century Professor of Humanities, is mentioned in a New York Times interview with Anita L. Allen, the first black woman to be the president of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association. The article addresses the obstacles faced by black women in philosophy.
June 16: Susan Dunn, Massachusetts Professor of Humanities, was featured on C-SPAN’s Book TV to talk about her new book, A Blueprint for War: FDR and the Hundred Days That Mobilized America.
June 15: Neil Roberts, associate professor of Africana Studies and faculty affiliate in political science, contributed a piece to Public Seminar in which he discusses why it’s important now to revisit the life and work of Frederick Douglass.
June 13: Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff is featured on an episode of WGBY’s Connecting Point during which he spoke about he and his team’s findings from the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse.
June 13: In the Berkshire Eagle, Kris Allen, the Lyell B. Clay Artist in Residence in jazz activities/lecturer in music and director of the Jazz Ensemble, shared three things that novice jazz lovers should know about the music genre.
June 12: Phoebe Cohen, assistant professor of geosciences, is quoted in a Chronicle of Higher Education article about how sexual harassment is derailing the careers of women in science, engineering, and medicine.
June 11: The Berkshire Eagle announced the completion of Williams’ new science center. The new building, at Walden Street and Morley Circle, houses research and teaching laboratories, shared equipment and shop support spaces, a microscopy suite, and faculty offices for the biology, chemistry and physics departments.
June 9: The Aerogram recently published a work of poetry by Anjuli Raza Kolb, assistant professor of English.
June 5: First Things published a piece by political science professor Darel Paul on the Supreme Court case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The highly publicized case addressed a baker’s refusal to make wedding cakes for same sex couples on account of his religious beliefs.
June 3: The Berkshire Eagle and iBerkshires summarized Commencement events for the Class of 2018, with links to separate photo galleries. Williams’ coverage of Commencement weekend events, including a video of the full Commencement ceremony, are available on the college’s website.
June 1: The University of Hawai’i News noted research co-authored by Timothy Pusack, assistant professor of marine ecology, for the journal Ecology. The research mentioned in the piece examines marine metapopulation and the relationship between the adult fish inhabiting coral reefs and the baby fish dispersed between them.
May 30: The American Statistical Association named C. Carlisle and Margaret Tippit Professor of Statistics Richard De Veaux as its next vice president. His term will begin on January 1, 2019.
May 25: The Boston Globe published an announcement that Pamela Franks has been named the director of the Williams College Museum of Art.
May 24: WAMC interviewed Susan Dunn about her new book A Blueprint for War: FDR and the Hundred Days That Mobilized America (Yale University Press).
May 24: The father of a Williams student, who plays on the college’s Ultimate Frisbee team, wrote an article for The Wall Street Journal in which he talks about his efforts to better understand the sport.
May 24: ARTFORUM announced the news that Pamela Franks will be the director of the Williams College Museum of Art beginning in September. Franks is currently the senior deputy director and curator of modern and contemporary art at the Yale University Art Gallery.
May 24: The Berkshire Eagle reported on the unveiling of the new name and logo for the merged North Adams Ambulance and Village Ambulance services. The merger was first announced in September 2017, after about a year of planning that involved officials from Williams College, Williamstown, and fire and ambulance companies.
May 22: Quartz featured an opinion piece by Aparna Kapadia, assistant professor of history, about Meghan Markle's wedding veil. Kapadia shares a perspective on the significance of the garment, embroidered with flora representing the 53 countries of the Commonwealth, and the impact that British colonialism had on India's weavers.
May 21: College Reaction published a piece by Christian O’Connor '19, who calls for greater transparency about what goes into the nation’s crops and their effects on our bodies.
May 21: Pacific Standard quotes Matthew Gibson, assistant professor of economics, in an article about how many home buyers are ignoring the new realities of storm and floods and their impact on property values.
May 17: iBerkshires reported that 20 Williams students and alumni have been offered Fulbright grants for 2018-19.
May 16: WGBY featured Amy Johns, director of the Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives, who discussed the new solar project collaboration with Amherst, Smith, Hampshire, and Bowdoin colleges.
May 13: International Business Times quoted Karen Kwitter, astronomy department chair and Ebenezer Fitch Professor of Astronomy, in an article about what will happen to life on Earth after the Sun’s demise.
May 10: WAMC interviewed Lisa Dorin, interim director of the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA), who talked about ArtCountry’s summer initiative to encourage people to take advantage of offerings at WCMA, the Clark, MASS MoCA, the Williamstown Theater Festival, and the Bennington Museum.
May 9: The Berkshire Eagle wrote about how on Fridays at Williams, students of all backgrounds welcome in Shabbat with student-led services followed by a festive meal prepared by all-student kitchen crews.
May 9: The North State Journal mentioned Williams’ “Haystack Monument” in an article that examines the national conversation about controversial statues and monuments on college campuses.
May 7: ArtfixDaily reported the news that C. Ondine Chavoya, professor of art, faculty fellow of the Davis Center and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity, won an Association of Art Museum Curators 2018 Award for Excellence.
May 4: The Berkshire Eagle published an article about how the college’s Jewish Religious Center welcomes in Shabbat on Fridays with up to 100 students of all backgrounds. The students lead services and then prepare a festive meal together.
May 2: Nate Kornell, assistant professor of psychology, is quoted in an Aleteia article about teaching tips for parents with school-aged children.
May 2: WAMC quoted Associate Professor of Mathematics Steve Miller in an article about the low representation of Republicans in the Berkshires and on college campuses, as well as the vote to merge the Williamstown and Lanesborough school districts.
May 1: The Reader had an article about a Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts exhibition featuring work by Mary A and William Wirt Warren Professor of Art Barbara Takenaga.
April 20: MassLive covered the news that Williams formed a collaborative partnership with four other New England colleges to create a new solar power facility in Farmington, Maine.
April 20: iBerkshires reported that the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded research fellowships to nine students and alumni. In addition, the NSF awarded honorable mentions to four alumni. The NSF fellowships support graduate study in the natural and social sciences.
April 19: North American Clean Energy covered the news that Williams, along with Amherst, Bowdoin, Hampshire, and Smith colleges, joined together to create a solar power facility in Farmington, Maine. The partnership represents the first collaborative purchase of New England-generated solar electricity by higher-education institutions.
April 19: The Daily Pennsylvanian quoted Faison-Pierson-Stoddard Professor of Art History Michael Lewis about Frank Furness, a renowned Victorian architect who was responsible for the design of more than 600 buildings in the Philadelphia area.
April 15: iBerkshires featured an article about Rosenburg Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology Henry Art, who ran the Boston Marathon in support of Achilles International, a New York-based nonprofit that helps mobility-impaired athletes reach their potential.
April 14: The New York Times mentioned history professor Kenda Mutongi’s book, Matatu: A History of Popular Transportation in Nairobi, in an article about a growing community of people in Nairobi who are reclaiming the city’s bus culture using new practices, art and social media to combat negative stereotypes.
April 13: The New York Times featured an article about increased interest in the Berkshires as a place to live. The piece highlighted the region’s natural beauty as well as the numerous art and culture offerings, including the Williams College Museum of Art.
April 10: The Berkshire Eagle quoted David Italiano '18 in a story about the recent bus accident in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, that claimed the lives of 15 players and coaches.
April 8: The Wall Street Journal published a piece by Zach Wood ’18 in which he discusses ‘white privilege’ and building understanding around issues of race.
April 7: US News, The Boston Globe, WAMC, and The Berkshire Eagle quoted economics professor Stephen Sheppard in a story concerning a new study that says the Boston Symphony Orchestra is making an increasingly noteworthy impact on the state economy.
April 6: The Berkshire Eagle announced that artists Eva Henderson ’19, Jordan Jones ’18, and Kayley McGonagle ’18 won Norman and Rose Avnet Fellowship awards.
April 5: The Lewiston Tribune quoted Matthew Gibson, assistant professor of economics, in an article about a plan to toll city roadways in Seattle as part of its efforts to reduce traffic congestion and greenhouse-gas emissions.
April 5: The Berkshire Eagle quoted economics professor Stephen Sheppard about Mass MoCA’s economic impact on the region over the past decade.
April 5: The New York Times quoted Elizabeth Creighton, dean of admission and financial aid, in an article about students’ need for extra financial assistance.
April 5: The Boston Globe reviewed Massachusetts Professor of Humanities Susan Dunn’s new book A Blueprint for War: FDR and the Hundred Days That Mobilized America.
April 4: The Berkshire Eagle published an article about a new Mass MoCa exhibit of paintings by Etel Adnan. The article describes exhibit curator Elise Chagas’ MA ’18 connection to the artist.
April 3: EconoFact published economics professor Tara Watson’s article about the potential impact of the Department of Homeland Security’s draft proposal of changes to the country's immigration policy.
April 3: Architect Magazine spotlighted the Williams College Bookstore and the design firm that created it.
April 2: The Berkshire Eagle mentioned Williams College in an article about the economic impact generated by the arts and cultural nonprofits in the Berkshires.
April 2: The Berkshire Eagle quoted economics professor Stephen Sheppard in an article about the revitalization of old factories and other buildings in Berkshire County.
March 28: Town Topics featured an article on President-elect Maud Mandel. The piece talks about her connection to the town of Princeton, N.J., as well as her accomplishments at Brown University.
March 26: Hakai Magazine quoted Jim Carlton, professor of marine sciences, emeritus, in an article about reimagining large sea vessels as migratory animals, giving scientists a new way of thinking about how invasive species get around.
March 24: The Times Union published a piece by Chris Gibson, Stanley Kaplan Distinguished Visiting Professor of American Foreign Policy, who shared how the Mets’ 1973 baseball season provided important life lessons that still resonate today.
March 23: The Berkshire Eagle published an article by Sarah Gardner, associate director and lecturer in environmental studies, about shifting our attention away from what we are eating and toward the farmers who grow the food and to the farmland where it’s grown.
March 23: The Brown Daily Herald had an article about President-elect Maud Mandel’s legacy at Brown University, where she currently serves as dean of the college and has been a member of the Brown community since 1997.
March 21: The North Platte Telegraph wrote about an exhibition featuring artwork by Mary A and William Wirt Warren Professor of Art Barbara Takenaga.
March 20: Newsweek quoted James Carlton, professor of marine sciences, emeritus, in an article about scientists who want to study plastic in the oceans from outer space.
March 19: The Standard (Hong Kong) quoted Sam Crane, W. Van Alan Clark ’41 Third Century Professor in the Social Sciences, in an article about Premier Li Keqiang’s reelection to China’s parliament.
March 16: History professor Kenda Mutongi’s book, Matatu: A History of Popular Transportation in Nairobi, has been awarded the Hagley Prize in Business History for 2018.
March 15: WAMC interviewed President-elect Maud Mandel, who has been named Williams College’s 18th president. In the interview she discusses her leadership style, the value of a liberal arts education, and her expectations for her first days at Williams, among other topics.
March 15: The Watson Foundation awarded Rob Hefferon ’18 a prestigious Watson Fellowship, which will allow him to travel the world using coffee as a looking glass into societal issues such as socioeconomic inequality, racism, elitism, and climate change.
March 14: Mother Jones featured a playful mathematical discourse between math professors Tom Garrity and Colin Adams on the occasion of Pi Day.
March 14: Inside Higher Ed announced the news of Maud S. Mandel being named Williams’ 18th president.
March 14: Curbed named Sawyer Library as one of the 20 most beautiful libraries in the U.S.
March 13: The Boston Globe, The Washington Times, US News, The Providence Journal, and The Chronicle of Higher Education, among many other media outlets, also covered the news of Maud S. Mandel being named president of Williams.
March 13: The Berkshire Eagle featured an article about Williams College’s 18th president, Maud S. Mandel.
March 10: The Berkshire Eagle had a story about the college’s annual Maple Fest in Hopkins Memorial Forest, where students demonstrated how to tap maple trees and how to convert sap into syrup.
March 8: Spanish news site RTVE conducted an interview (in Spanish) with Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature Soledad Fox about her biographical research on Constancia de la Mora.
March 2018: The New Criterion published Faison-Pierson-Stoddard Professor of Art History Michael Lewis’ essay on the movement to rebuild New York's Penn Station.
February 26: The Berkshire Eagle wrote about the ’62 Center’s production of Underground Railroad Game, a play about race in America.
February 26: Channel News Asia quoted Sam (George T.) Crane, W. Van Alan Clark '41 Third Century Professor in the Social Sciences, in an article about China’s movement to eliminate its rule limiting the president to two, five-year terms.
February 23: The Berkshire Eagle wrote about the planned reopening of the Log on Spring Street.
February 20: iBerkshires mentioned Felix Biwott ’21 in a story about an effort to send 60 reading textbooks to a primary school in Kenya.
February 19: The Sun Journal noted Williams in an article about U.S. schools with the most Fulbright Student awards for liberal arts students. Williams ranked #3 on the list.
February 19: Professor of Political Science Darel Paul wrote a piece in Quilette about his new book, From Tolerance to Equality: How Elites Brought America to Same-Sex Marriage.
February 17: The Times Union published an opinion piece by Chris Gibson, Stanley Kaplan Distinguished Visiting Professor of American Foreign Policy, on the meaning of President’s Day and the lives of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
February 17: The Berkshire Eagle talked about Williams in an article on hiking in the college’s Hopkins Forest.
February 16: The Wall Street Journal published a review of history professor Alexander Bevilacqua’s new book, The Republic of Arabic Letters.
February 13: The Battleboro Reformer quoted Li Yu, chair of the Asian Studies department, about the Lunar New Year holiday and its culinary traditions.
February 12: The Revealer, a website published by the Center for Religion and Media at New York University, reviewed Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Nicholas Howe’s book Landscapes of the Secular: Law, Religion, and American Sacred Space.
February 11: Chris Gibson, Stanley Kaplan Distinguished Visiting Professor of American Foreign Policy, was mentioned in a Las Vegas Sun opinion piece by a Times Union (Albany, N.Y.) editor that examines conservative political values.
February 7: CNN published a commentary by Massachusetts Professor of Humanities Susan Dunn about President Trump’s desire for a military parade and how it wouldn’t be a first in Washington.
February 7: The Huffington Post quoted LeRhonda Manigault-Bryant, associate professor of Africana studies, in an article about cultural appropriation in the fashion world.
February 6: Crain's Cleveland quoted Professor of Economics Jon Bakija in an article about the impact of donations to collegiate athletic departments in light of the recent elimination of a decades-old tax rule.
February 5: The Guardian published an article about research by Professor of Geosciences Ronadh Cox and students, which revealed the largest boulder ever known to have been moved by storm waves.
February 3: Spanish news site RTVE interviewed Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature Soledad Fox about her biographical research on Constancia de la Mora.
February 2: The New Yorker Radio Hour spoke with Class of 1946 Environmental Fellow-in-Residence Elizabeth Kolbert, whose book The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History won a Pulitzer Prize in 2015, about the federal government’s recent actions to deregulate the environment.
February 1: The Berkshire Eagle had a story about Forklift Danceworks’ production of Served, a choreographed dance performance that highlights the everyday movements of Dining Services staff.
January 30: Art historian Eugene Johnson is quoted in a Modern Magazine article about a condominium that Los Angeles architect Charles Moore designed for himself in 1975.
January 29: Xiwen Wang ’21 won first place in the The New Yorker's cartoon caption contest.
January 26: The Berkshire Eagle interviewed Professor of Music W. Anthony Sheppard about how, and by whom, a musical genre is determined.
January 25: NBC News.com quoted Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff in an article about the upcoming 'super blue blood moon' eclipse.
January 23: The Boston Globe featured a story about the demise of a Massachusetts dairy farm that is the subject of a documentary film, Forgotten Farms, produced by Associate Director and Lecturer in Environmental Studies Sarah Gardner.
January 23: ARTFORUM online published art professor C. Ondine Chavoya’s review of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s exhibition “Memories of Underdevelopment: Art and the Decolonial Turn in Latin America, 1960–1985.”
January 23: The Washington Post featured an article about research by Professor of Geosciences Ronadh Cox and students, which illustrated that storm waves moved a 620-ton boulder along the rocky coasts of Ireland’s Aran Islands.
January 22: Rural Intelligence mentions Lipp Family Director of Dance and Senior Lecturer in Dance Sandra Burton in an article about the dance performance Served in the Paresky Center. The event features members of the college’s Dining Services staff, illustrating the non-stop movement of campus dining halls.
January 20: The Times Union featured an article by Chris Gibson, visiting professor of American foreign policy, who urged the need for tighter control over government spending.
January 19: The Times (of London) had an article on new observations about research by Geosciences Professor Ronadh Cox and students who measured record-breaking boulders moved by storm waves along the coast of Ireland. The Daily Mail also featured an article on this discovery.
January 18: Jim Carlton, professor of marine sciences, emeritus, was quoted in this ecoRI News story about how climate change combined with plastics are giving rise to invasive marine life species.
January 17: The Berkshire Eagle had an article about Caroline Fairweather’s ’20 directorial debut at Pittsfield's Whitney Center for the Arts. The show, “Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens,” included 10 Williams students in the cast.
January 13: The Daily Nation featured a review of Professor of History Kenda Mutongi’s new book about matatus, the public service vehicles so common on Kenyan roads.
January 12: The Berkshire Eagle published a guest column by Bill Jannen, assistant professor of computer science, who described net neutrality and why it is important.
January 12: Inside Higher Ed featured an article on Cyrus Beschloss’s ’19 national higher ed news website, College Reaction, which provides a platform for college students to share their opinions about current issues and events.
January 12: Economics professor Stephen Sheppard was quoted in this MassLive article about the decline of the Berkshire Mall shopping mall.
January 10: Sarah Jacobsen, associate professor of economics, was quoted in this New York Times article on gender discrimination in economics.
January 10: The Washington Post published an article by visiting professor Shervin Malekzadeh about the arrests of protestors in Iran, nearly all of whom are young adults with degrees.
January 10: The Forecaster ran a story about Emma Levy’s ’20 nature booklet that third-grade teachers in her hometown of Harpswell, Maine, have included in their field trip program.
January 10: New Scientist had an article about a record discovery by Professor and Chair of Geosciences Rónadh Cox and her colleagues: a 620-ton boulder on the west coast of Ireland.
January 4: The Greenfield Recorder had an article on the documentary film Forgotten Farmers, produced by Sarah Gardner, associate director for the Center for Environmental Studies and lecturer in environmental studies. The film was recently screened for Congress.
January 3: The Berkshire Eagle quoted political science professor Sam (George T.) Crane in a story about the Bloomsday in Williamstown event, which featured a reading of James Joyce’s short story “The Dead” at the Williams Bookstore.
January 2: Black Perspectives featured an interview by Neil Roberts, associate professor of Africana studies and faculty affiliate in political science, with award-winning author and political philosopher Tommie Shelby.
January 1: In response to an article in The New Yorker about Susan Sontag's legacy, Professor of Romance Languages Gene Bell-Villada addressed the use of the term "Vietcong" by the article's author.
December 27: Professor of Sociology Olga Shevchenko co-authored this New York Times article on altered images frequently found in Soviet family archives and the meaning behind them. The article includes a gallery of Soviet-era photos.
December 20: WBUR's Radio Boston interviewed President Falk about key current issues in higher education as well as his legacy at Williams.
December 15: Professor of Mathematics Colin Adams is mentioned in this Mental Floss article about why Christmas lights often get tangled.
December 15: Class of 2012 Professor of Economics Stephen Sheppard’s studies are noted in a WAMC online story about MASS MoCA’s expansion and future programming.
December 14: Inside Higher Ed quoted Professor of Statistics Richard De Veaux regarding a playful footnote from his 2007 co-authored textbook on statistics, Stats: Modeling the World.
December 14: iBerkshires reported on the Williamstown Planning Board’s approval of the College’s plan for a new dormitory on South Street.
December 5: Professor of Geology Rónadh Cox was quoted in a UPI wire story about how rising sea levels are threatening the land and culture of the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Indians of southern Louisiana. Professor Cox frequently leads student trips to study the impacts of climate change on native communities in the area, especially the Grand Caillou/Dulac Band.
November 30: The art publication Hyperallergic featured Williams' WALLS program (Williams Art Loan for Living Spaces) in a story about U.S. schools that lend art from their collections to students. Williams College Museum of Art Interim Deputy Director Sonnet Coggins is quoted.
November 23: An article in The Economist about inheritance taxes featured a paper by Professor of Economics Jon Bakija and his University of Michigan colleague Joel Slemrod, about whether differences in state inheritance and estate taxes affect older Americans' likelihood of migrating from one state to another.
November 20: Professor of Art Laylah Ali's new show opened at the HallWalls Contemporary Arts Center in Buffalo, NY. The exhibition is accompanied by a limited-run artist's book, Sixteen Drawings.
November 17: Professor Bakija was also quoted in an AP story about the implications of the GOP tax reform plan for charitable giving. The story appeared in Bloomberg News, among numerous outlets nationally.
November 12: The Berkshire Eagle interviewed Professor of Economics Jon Bakija for a story about the likely impact of the GOP's tax reform plans in the Berkshires.
November 1: The New Yorker quoted Willcox B. and Harriet M. Adsit Professor of Russian Julie Cassiday and her co-author, Emily Johnson from the University of Oklahoma, in an analysis of Russian efforts to influence the U.S. presidential elections via social media disinformation.
NB: Williams in the News was on hiatus during October and the first part of November during a personnel change.
Sept. 28, 29: Many news organizations around the world covered Professor Emeritus James T. Carlton's Science study, which documents for the first time that plastic marine debris may be significantly increasing the transport of non-native species across the world's oceans. Carlton is Professor Emeritus of Marine Sciences and Director Emeritus of the Williams College-Mystic Seaport Maritime Studies Program. Coverage included the Associated Press, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.
Aug. 24: The Poughkeepsie Journal published an essay by Williams student Daniel Anduze about his road trip across America, and the "vastness of space" and the appeal of solitude.
Aug. 22: More post-eclipse coverage of Williams students and Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff, including the Denver Post, the L.A. Times (includes video and also front page coverage), New York Times, USA Today, Berkshire Eagle, and iBerkshires.
Aug. 21: Many outlets around the world interviewed Williams students and Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff or used Professor's Pasachoff's photographs in their coverage of the runup to total eclipse, including Esquire, Boston.com, Gizmodo (Brazil), Fast Company, Inside Higher Ed's Academic Minute, the L.A. Times, NBCNews.com, and The New York Times, which wrote: "In Salem, Ore., there were hugs, screams and tears, punctuated by cheers when the planet Venus became visible just before totality. Jay Pasachoff, one of the world’s leading eclipse astronomers, was grinning and walking through the crowd, hugging everybody after witnessing his 34th eclipse. 'This was absolutely fabulous,' he said. 'As perfect as possible.'”
Aug. 21: ArtDaily reported on the opening of a new exhibition at the Williams College Museum of Art, "The Presence of Absence: Medieval Art and Artifacts."
Aug. 19: In their upcoming (August 28th) issue, now available online, the New Yorker published a feature story profiling the New Yorkers who have all seen a record 33 eclipses, including Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff.
Aug. 18: Newsday published an opinion piece by Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff calling the eclipse, "The most spectacular thing you can see."
Aug. 18: Physics Today quotes Professor Pasachoff urging people to work hard to get to the eclipse's path of totality—it's worth it.
Aug. 15: Blueprint Magazine published a case study on the project to build Williams' new Science Center.
Aug. 14: iBerkshires reported on an entrepreneurial pitch competition called Demo Day, hosted by North Adams-based nonprofit Lever, Inc., at Mass MoCA. The organizers, the museum, and many of the presenters have direct Williams ties.
Aug. 14: The New York Times prominently featured Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff in its "eclipse-chaser's guide to your first eclipse."
Aug. 14: The Associated Press interviewed Professor Pasachoff about the scientific value of studying eclipses.
Aug. 14: An opinion piece in NJSpotlight.com about the need to modernize New Jersey's universities and colleges quotes the famous observation by James Garfield Class of 1856 that the ideal college was having Mark Hopkins on one end of a log and a student on the other, and uses it to point out how far expectations have evolved since then.
Aug. 12: The Albany Times-Union published an editorial by former U.S. Representative and Stanley Kaplan Distinguished Visiting Professor of American Foreign Policy Chris Gibson, about why resolution to the North Korea nuclear crisis depends on abandoning American isolationism.
Aug. 12: The Daily Camera quotes Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff on the rare scientific opportunities presented by the upcoming eclipse.
Aug. 12: The UC-Berkeley Daily Californian quotes Professor Pasachoff explaining the eclipse's path of totality.
Aug. 12: The Boulder Times-Call features an important solar physicist, Dan Seaton, who has chosen to study the eclipse from Salem, Ore., alongside Professor Pasachoff.
Aug. 11: The Conway Daily Sun offers a list of classic biographies and historical works about American presidents and political leadership, including "Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom" by the late Woodrow Wilson Professor of Government Emeritus James MacGregor Burns.
Aug. 11: The American Association for the Advancement of Science quoted Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff in an article about the role study of eclipses played in America's emergence as a global science powerhouse.
Aug. 11: Science News interviewed Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff about why this year’s solar eclipse such a big deal for scientists.
Aug. 11: In an interview with The Verge, eclipse-chaser David Baron credits Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff with inspiring his interest in these phenomena.
Aug. 10: Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff was interviewed by Quanta Magazine in advance of the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse.
Aug. 10: The Boston Globe did a story about Drs. Carolyn and Eli Newberger and their gift of African art to the Williams College Museum of Art.
Aug. 10: In the Los Angeles Times, Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff describes how it feels to him to view a total solar eclipse.
Aug. 9: Michael Samson, senior lecturer in economics, spoke with WalletHub for this article on the lasting impacts to children of being raised in poverty.
Aug. 9: iBerkshires had a story about Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff heading off on his expedition to Oregon to view the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21.
Aug. 8: The Berkshire Eagle had a story about the new Williams Bookstore opening on Spring Street.
Aug. 8: Boston Real Estate Times carried the news of the College's successful $52.8 million bond issue with MassDevelopment.
Aug. 8: Jay Racela, a technical assistant for the Center for Environmental Studies, is quoted in this Berkshire Eagle article about water bacteria levels at local swimming beaches.
Aug. 7: Artdaily had a story about the African art collection donated to the Williams College Museum of Art by Drs. Carolyn and Eli Newberger.
Aug. 7: Jay Pasachoff, Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy, was interviewed by NPR about the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21.
Aug. 7: iBerkshires had a story about a collection of African art recently donated to the Williams College Museum of Art.
Aug. 7: The Daily Item (Pa.) had a story about a team of researchers with Bucknell collaborating with a team from the College to observe the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse.
Aug. 6: The Berkshire Edge interviewed Susan Engel, senior lecturer in psychology and Class of 1959 Director of Program in Teaching, for an article on a proposal to create one mega school district encompassing all of Berkshire County.
Aug. 5: The Joliet (Ill.) Herald-News had a story about Danielle McTee, who was enrolled with the Class of 1997, who was shot and killed in Joliet the summer before she was to start her first year at Williams.
Aug. 4: Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff is quoted in this Newsweek article about the sun's corona and what scientists hope to learn from it during the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse.
Aug. 4: The Portland (Me.) Press-Herald had a story about Ben Decker '18, who has spent the past two summers in Kenya helping student-athletes there apply to U.S. colleges.
Aug. 4: Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff was interviewed for this article on Mic about the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse.
Aug. 4: A column in the Berkshire Eagle mentioned research work being done by students this summer on the Birch Brook in Hopkins Forest.
Aug. 4: Professor of Art, emeritus, Steven Levin wrote a letter to the editor of the Berkshire Eagle opposing the sale of 40 works of art by the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield.
Aug. 3: iBerkshires had a story about the new Williams Bookstore that is now open on Spring Street in Williamstown.
Aug. 3: The Grosse Pointe (Mich.) News mentions Webster Atwell Class of 1921 Professor of Mathematics Tom Garrity in this story about local high school teachers who attended a math conference. Professor Garrity's lecture on mathematical maturity made an impression on one of the teachers.
Aug. 2: WBUR's The ARTery reviewed two exhibitions on the Williams College Museum of Art.
Aug. 1: KCET-TV in Los Angeles covered an exhibition at the Williamson Gallery at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena called "Eclipse," that was co-curated by Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff.
Aug. 1: In a column in the Berkshire Eagle, Class of 2012 Professor of Economics Stephen Sheppard and the Williams College Center for Creative Community Development's research is mentioned in regard to economic impact of non-profits in Berkshire County.
Aug. 1: Visiting Professor of Leadership Studies Chris Gibson, a former Congressman, is mentioned in this article in Roll Call about the declining interest in lobbying after leaving Congress.
July 31: SoVaNow.com covered a recent lecture by Ephraim Williams Professor of American History Charles Dew about his memoir, The Making of a Racist.
July 31: Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff spoke to FiveThirtyEight.com about the science research that will occur during the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21.
July 28: CBS News spoke with Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff about the upcoming total solar eclipse.
July 28: Research by Associate Professor of Psychology Nate Kornell is mentioned in this article on The Awl about "Jeopardy" and sabermetrics.
July 27: Landon Marchant '20 wrote this op-ed for the Washington Post about President Trump's announcement regarding banning transgender people from serving in the military. Marchant is a transgender military veteran.
July 26: A columnist in the Berkshire Eagle looked at the sports camps the college hosts each summer.
July 24: The South Boston (Va.) News & Record interviewed Ephraim Williams Professor of American History Charles Dew about his memoir, The Making of a Racist.
July 24: iBerkshires had a story about the Williamstown Zoning Board reviewing the College's plans for the new Williams Inn and expansion of the Spring Street parking lot.
July 24: PhysicsWorld.com had a story about research by Assistant Professor of Physics Swati Singh and three other researchers did about detecting gravitational waves using superfluid helium.
July 21: An ArtsJournal.com blogger included tweets from Kevin Murphy, curator of American art at the Williams College Museum of Art, in a post she did about the Berkshire Museum's plan to auction off 40 pieces of art.
July 21: Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff was one of several scientists to speak to CBS News about the upcoming total solar eclipse that will traverse the United States.
July 21: The Boulder (Colo.) Daily Camera did a story about the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse that included comments from Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff.
July 20: iBerkshires reported that the Williamstown town zoning board has approved the college's plan to construct the new Williams Inn on Spring Street.
July 20: The Michigan Daily, the student newspaper of the University of Michigan, reported that Christina Olsen, director of the Williams College Museum of Art, is set to become the next director of the University of Michigan Museum of Art. Art Daily also covered the announcement.
July 20: In an interview with the Berkshire Eagle, a candidate for state representative mentions working on a plan to keep Williams graduates in the area.
July 20: The Philadelphia Inquirer quoted Faison-Pierson-Stoddard Professor of Art History Michael Lewis in an article about the "Skyspace" project planned near the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
July 17: iBerkshires ran this story about the Williamstown Conservation Commission getting a tour and explanation of a culvert project the College plans near Latham Street.
July 16: The Berkshire Edge reports on the boom of hotel construction in the Berkshires, including the college's plan for the Williams Inn. The story also includes comments from Class of 2012 Professor of Economics Stephen Sheppard, who does research on the local economy.
July 16: Leah Rosenfeld '20, working as a gallery guide at The Clark, is mentioned in this Schenectady Daily Gazette review of the exhibitions at the museum.
July 14: The College and its history of eliminating fraternities is mentioned in this CNN story about the Harvard proposal to ban fraternities and sororities.
July 14: Faison-Pierson-Stoddard Professor of Art History Michael Lewis is quoted in this WHYY story about the controversial proposed "Skyspace" to be constructed near the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
July 14: Professor of Economics Tara Watson is quoted in this Los Angeles Times article about workplace immigration raids in a small Nebraska town and the fact that it's made no economic change for the native-born residents.
July 13: A College geosciences researcher is mentioned in this WGBH story about a Boston College scientist doing research on Mt. Greylock.
July 12: The College was mentioned in the Associated Press story about a faculty committee at Harvard proposing a ban on fraternities, sororities and final clubs.
July 12: Chapin Hall's renovations are the focus of this article in Sound & Communications Magazine.
July 12: The College is mentioned in this Forbes article about the importance of undergraduate science research.
July 11: CommonWealth Magazine had a story about the impact MASSMoCA has on North Adams, and included research by Class of 2012 Professor of Economics Stephen Sheppard on the museum's economic impact.
July 11: Maine Public Radio did a story about the MyinTuition calculator and included comments from Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Liz Creighton on how the college benefits from it.
July 10: A Berkshire Eagle columnist mentions research by Class of 2012 Professor of Economics Stephen Sheppard's research on the economic impact of Tanglewood in a piece about the region's economic transition.
July 9: The College was included in this roundup article on Quartz about what colleges are asking students to read over the summer.
July 8: The Houston Chronicle mentions the college in this story about a bus tour of New England colleges for high-achieving, low-income prospective students.
July 8: Massachusetts Professor of Humanities Susan Dunn wrote a letter to the editor of The New York Times in response to a Paul Krugman column on the Republican healthcare bill.
July 8: Research by Matthew Chao, assistant professor of economics, on how thank-you gifts might discourage charitable giving was the focus of this article in Philanthropy News Digest.
July 7: Rhon Manigault-Bryant, associate dean of faculty, is quoted in this Berkshire Eagle article about a design thinking workshop recently held in North Adams on the topic of public transit.
July 7: Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff shared with Newsweek Magazine what you need to know about the upcoming total solar eclipse.
July 6: NOVA Next on PBS reported on Assistant Professor of Geosciences Phoebe Cohen's recent research that pushes back earliest single-celled skeletons 200 million years.
July 6: The College's use of the MyinTuition Quick Cost Calculator is mentioned in this Boston Globe article about more colleges adopting the financial aid estimating tool.
July 2: The College is mentioned in this article on Your Black World about black first-year students at private liberal arts colleges.
July 1: The Williams Reads selection for 2017-18 of Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson was mentioned in this New York Times article about what colleges are asking first-year students to read this summer.
June 30: U.S. News & World Report talked to Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Liz Creighton about the types of experiences prospective students might have on a summer college tour.
June 30: Nina Pelaez, assistant curator of public programs at the Williams College Museum of Art, was interviewed by WAMC's Joe Donahue on The Roundtable about the Summer School programming happening at WCMA this year.
June 29: Several media outlets picked up the news that President Adam Falk had been named the president of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and will be leaving Williams at the end of December. The outlets include The Berkshire Eagle, iBerkshires, The Boston Business Journal, WAMC and The Associated Press.
June 29: Phys.org reported on recent research by Assistant Professor of Geosciences Phoebe Cohen on early evidence of mineralization in microfossils found in the Yukon.
June 29: Cosmos Magazine had an article about recent research by Assistant Professor of Geosciences Phoebe Cohen that uncovered the precursor to teeth and bones in 810 million year-old microfossils.
June 29: Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff wrote this blog post for National Geographic about getting ready for the August total solar eclipse.
June 27: iBerkshires had a story about how the College plans to reconfigure the parking lot on Spring Street to add more spaces.
June 26: iBerkshires had a story about Paula Consolini, director of the Center for Learning in Action, and her husband Professor Jim Mahon, receiving an award from the Northern Berkshires Community Coalition for their many years of service to the community.
June 26: Assistant Professor of Economics Matthew Gibson is quoted in this Seattle Times article about toll roads.
June 26: Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff and his wife Naomi wrote this article for Space.com about how the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse isn't the first to occur on that date.
June 26: The Berkshire Edge did a story about Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff and his wife, Naomi, getting ready to travel west to view the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse.
June 26: Giulia McDonnell Nieto Del Rio '18 wrote this blog for Foreign Policy in Focus about President Trump's missteps in Middle East foreign policy.
June 23: Williams President Adam Falk spoke to Time Magazine about campus free speech and defended his cancellation of John Derbyshire.
June 22: The Atlantic did a story about the August total solar eclipse which includes comments from Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff.
June 22: LGBT Weekly has a story about the 2017 scholarship winners from the Point Foundation, including Landon Marchant '20.
June 22: iBerkshires reported that the Mount Greylock School District may use an endowment from the college to purchase a former restaurant and convert it into a central office.
June 21: The College's efforts to attract students who are military veterans was included in this story in The Atlantic about small private liberal arts colleges working to attract vets.
June 20: Associated Press, CNN, Washington Post, Voice of America Radio, Washington Times, and USA Today all covered a U.S. Senate public hearing on free speech issues on college campuses that featured testimony from Zach Wood '18.
June 19: The Middletown, N.Y. Times Herald-Record profiled Chris Gibson, former Republican congressman and visiting professor in leadership studies.
June 18: The New York Times included an excerpt from Chimamanda Adichie's commencement speech in their roundup of commencement speeches from around the country.
June 18: Sarah Gardner, associate director of the Center for Environmental Studies, wrote an op-ed in the Berkshire Eagle about how buying local products supports local dairy farms.
June 17: Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff spoke to Space.com for an article on whether the temperature will drop during the August total solar eclipse.
June 16: The Daily Trust wrote about what commencement speaker Chimamanda Adichie told Williams graduates about social media.
June 15: All Africa had an article about commencement speaker Chimamanda Adichie and reaction to her speech here.
June 15: Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Liz Creighton spoke to U.S. News & World Report about different forms of college tours.
June 14: Charles L. MacMillan Professor of Natural Science, Emeritus, Markes Johnson spoke to Science Line about some new research on uniformitarianism.
June 14: Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff spoke to ZME Science about a new simulator the public can use to see if they are in the path of the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse.
June 13: Giulia McDonnell Nieto Del Rio '18 wrote this piece calling for an end to the U.S. selling arms to Saudi Arabia for Lobe Log, a foreign policy blog.
June 12: The Class of 1966 Environmental Center is highlighted in this Berkshire Eagle article about Charley Stevenson, founder of Integrated Eco Strategy.
June 9: Daniel Anduze '20 wrote this article in the Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Journal about musician Janet Arms.
June 8: Jordan LaMothe '17 is featured in this Bennington Banner article after he won the "Forged in Fire" show on The History Channel.
June 8: Times Higher Education reviewed James N. Lambert '39 Professor of Anthropology David Edwards' new book, Caravan of Martyrs, on suicide bombers.
June 7: Saturday Evening Post did a roundup of magazine covers created for it that featured a 1958 cover created at Williams.
June 6: Alexander Jen '19 reviewed the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art's Building 6 for Hyperallergic.
June 5: Bum Shik Kim '19 told NBC News how he got into Williams for their College Game Plan feature.
June 5: The Times of Israel reviews a Marc Chagall exhibition curated by Robert Sterling Clark Professor of Art Carol Ockman.
June 4: The Berkshire Eagle had comprehensive coverage of the College's 228th commencement.
June 4: iBerkshires covered the College's 2017 commencement.
June 2: The new book by Associate Professor of Religion Jason Josephson Storm is reviewed on The 99 Page Test blog.
June 1: Lipp Family Director of Dance and senior lecturer in dance Sandra Burton was shown at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art's opening event for Building 6 in The Rural Intelligencer's coverage. Burton choreographed a dance for the event.
June 1: American Libraries had a story about Human Library that focused on the College's version of the event.
May 31: Daniel Yu '20 is mentioned in this review on the Classical Voice of North Carolina blog for his performance with the Epsilon Quartet in Chapel Hill, N.C.
May 31: Class of 2012 Professor of Economics Stephen Sheppard's research on the economic impact of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art is mentioned in this Curbed article about whether museums can revitalize rural communities.
May 31: Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff spoke to NBC News about NASA's mission to collect scientific information from the sun.
May 28: The College's role in developing the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams is included in this article in The Berkshire Eagle. Another Berkshire Eagle story details more of the history of the museum, including the Williams connections.
May 26: Joseph Thompson, director of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, writes about the development of the museum, including the College's contribution, in this Berkshire Eagle column.
May 26: Steve Yannacone '17 wrote this letter to the editor to the Berkshire Eagle about the revenue impact of wind energy.
May 25: The College's connections to the start of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams is highlighted in this Wall Street Journal article.
May 25: Admission counselor Abigail Conyers spoke to U.S. News & World Report for a story on great application essays.
May 24: William Dwight Whitney Professor of Biology and chair of the neuroscience program Heather Williams offered comments on new research in Science Daily on song diversity in hermit thrushes. Williams is a bird song diversity expert.
May 23: iBerkshires reports that the College is planning to install a box culvert to alleviate flooding in and around Spring Street.
May 22: Roshny Vijayaker '17 wrote this op-ed for All Africa on the need for Liberians to pressure Liberia's presidential candidates to prioritize sustainable agriculture over mining to boost their economy.
May 21: The College's connection to the original Monopoly board game is mentioned in this Vice article on the secret anti-landlord origin of the game.
May 19: Calen Firedancing '20 spoke to NBC News for their College Game Plan feature about how he got in to college on his own.
May 19: William Brough Professor of Economics Gerard Caprio is quoted in this Time Magazine article about the original Ponzi scheme.
May 17: Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff is mentioned in this Space.com story on what scientists learn from total solar eclipses.
May 15: New Scientist had a story about new research on the rabbitfish performed by Professor Emeritus of Marine Sciences James Carlton. The fish transports an invasive species plaguing the Red Sea and the Mediterranean.
May 15: The Berkshire Review has a review of the College's production of August: Osage County, directed by Associate Professor of Theatre Omar Sangare.
May 15: The Glendale News-Press, a subsidiary of the Los Angeles Times, has a story about Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff visiting Monte Vista Elementary School in La Crescenta, Calif., where his granddaughter Lily Kezsbom is in the first grade, to talk about the Great American Solar Eclipse.
May 15: Brent Ann Bidstrup '17 wrote an op-ed in the in the Newburyport (Mass.) News about using building codes to combat climate change.
May 15: The Boston Globe had a story about research performed by Class of 2012 Professor of Economics Stephen Sheppard on the economic impact of Tanglewood.
May 12: This article in the Toronto Globe and Mail mentions Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential biographer the late Professor James MacGregor Burns and his work on Franklin D. Roosevelt's biography.
May 12: Representatives from the College are mentioned in this article in iBerkshires about a local vendors show in North Adams intended to connect area businesses with institutions in the region.
May 12: Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff is featured in this Los Angeles Times article about the Great American Solar Eclipse happening in August.
May 11: Sarah Cooperman '17 penned an op-ed in the Berkshire Eagle about the ecological importance of bats.
May 9: Bloomberg News did a story on research in part performed by Associate Professor of Economics Will Olney on how globalization leads to more compensation for American CEOs.
May 9: Anna DeLoi '18 was featured in the North Andover (Mass.) Eagle-Tribune in a story about her winning the prestigious Truman Scholarship.
May 9: Techtly has a story about Associate Professor of Computer Science Morgan McGuire about his recent presentation at a technology conference.
May 8: U.S. News and World Report did a story on research conducted by Williams faculty in conjunction with the University of Colorado-Boulder that shows globalization has increased income inequality.
May 8: This iBerkshires article mentions students and staff who participated in the Williamstown town cleanup event.
May 8: The Berkshire Eagle did this story on on how students, in collaboration with the Ghana Think Tank, turned parking spaces around Williamstown into mini parks to call attention to the fact that too many people drive short distances around Williamstown rather than walk.
May 7: Maggie Peard '17 penned this op-ed in the Meriden (Conn.) Record Journal about the coal industry and climate change.
May 6: Leticia Smith-Evans Haynes, vice president of the College's Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity, is featured in this Berkshire Eagle article about the Women of Color Giving Circle honoring area graduates.
May 5: The Tampa Bay Times had an article about a Marc Chagall exhibition at Selby Botanical Gardens that is guest curated by Robert Sterling Clark Professor of Art Carol Ockman.
May 4: Harvard Press had an article about a lecture by Ephraim Williams Professor of American History Charles Dew on his book The Making of a Racist.
May 2: The Boston Globe had a story about Jim Shepard, the J. Leland Miller Professor of American History, Literature and Eloquence in the Department of English, winning the 2016 Rea Prize.
May 2: Huffington Post had a story about Architectural Digest's list of the top university art museums in America, including the Williams College Museum of Art.
May 1: US News and World Report mentions the college in this story about fly-in programs, such as Window on Williams, and how they help make campus visits accessible for low-income students.
May 1: The Associated Press carried the announcement of Jim Shepard, the J. Leland Miller Professor of American History, Literature and Eloquence in the Department of English, winning the 2016 Rea Prize.
May 1: Comments by President Adam Falk are included in a story in Berkshire Magazine about commencement speakers at western Massachusetts colleges.
May 1: Berkshire Magazine featured the Lee Snack Bar and Eco Cafe in a short article about dining options on campus.
May 1: The Berkshire Edge had a story about Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff and the upcoming total solar eclipse.
April 29: Joan Edwards, the Washington Gladden 1859 Professor of Biology, is featured in this Berkshire Eagle column about the importance of native bees.
April 27: The Berkshire Eagle reviewed the student production of August: Osage County.
April 25: Leigh Sylvia of the Williams Career Center is quoted in this article on DICE about the job outlook for new computer science graduates
April 24: WAMC did a short story about Assistant Professor of Biology Matt Carter winning a National Science Foundation CAREER grant.
April 24: The performances of four Williams student soloists is mentioned in this Berkshire Eagle review of the Berkshire Symphony.
April 24: Remarks made by Assistant Professor of Biology Matt Carter at a recent conference are mentioned in this American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics blog post.
April 22: The Berkshire Eagle provided coverage of Bill McKibben, the founder of 350.org, and his talk at Williams on climate change.
April 21: The college's early co-educational days are mentioned in this Yale Daily News article that looks back at Yale and Vassar's road to co-education.
April 20: Markes Johnson, the Charles L. MacMillan Professor of Natural Science, emeritus, penned this letter to the Berkshire Eagle about why he was participating in the March for Science.
April 20: Elizabeth Kolbert, the Class of 1946 Environmental Fellow in Residence, is featured in this column in the Berkshire Eagle about her winning the prestigious American Academy of Art and Letters 2017 Blake-Dodd Award for achievement in nonfiction.
April 19: The college is mentioned in this New York Times column by David Leonhardt about the cost of college and the MyinTuition quick cost calculator.
April 19: The college is mentioned in this Campus Technology story for our use of the MyinTuition quick cost calculator.
April 19: Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff is quoted in this Oregon Live article about the 2017 total solar eclipse and how eclipse watchers will be flocking to Oregon to view it.
April 18: The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education mentioned the acceptance rate of black students at the college in the Class of 2021.
April 15: In the Nikkei Asian Review, the college is mentioned in an article about American students losing interest in Chinese studies.
April 14: Willcox B. and Harriet M. Adsit Professor of Russian Darra Goldstein talked about Russian food and her life and work with the Yale Daily News.
April 12: Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff enthralled local six graders during a school visit to talk about the total solar eclipse happening across the U.S. in August, according to this iBerkshires article.
April 11: Thomas T. Read Professor of Mathematics Colin Adams weighed in with some knot theory in this USA Today article about why your shoes sometimes become untied.
April 9: Dawn Dellea, manager of alumni/parent engagement programs in the college's Career Center and also the president of the board of directors for Elder Services of Berkshire County, had a letter to the editor of the Berkshire Eagle about the benefit of the Meals on Wheels program for area seniors.
April 9: Washington Gladden 1859 Professor of Biology and department chair Joan Edwards is quoted in this iBerkshires story about a resolution that will be up for discussion at the annual town meeting in May that deals with bees and pollination.
April 7: A 1911 balloon race hosted by Williams is among the Massachusetts aviation achievements in this Boston Globe article.
April 6: Faison-Pierson-Stoddard Professor of Art History Michael Lewis authored this article in Commentary about Portraits of Courage, former President George W. Bush's book that compiles his paintings of 98 wounded veterans from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
April 6: Prof. Tiku Majumder, director of the Science Center, provided some comments to WAMC on the importance of federal science funding.
April 6: The summer exhibition and programming schedule for area art museums, including the Williams College Museum of Art, is highlighted in this Berkshire Eagle article.
April 6: WAMC covered a climate change panel discussion on campus featuring Andrew Revkin and Prof. Jacquelyn Gill, who co-host the "Warm Regards" podcast.
April 5: The St. Louis (Mo.) Post Dispatch had a brief story about Professor of Art Laylah Ali being honored with the Dean's Medal from the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University.
April 5: The formation of a new arts consortium known as "Arts Country," which includes the Williams College Museum of Arts, is the subject of this WAMC report.
April 5: The college is mentioned in this iBerkshires story about the town planning board recommending a change to the zoning bylaws to accommodate a change at Taconic Golf Club.
April 4: Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff is quoted in this Travel & Leisure article about the total solar eclipse traversing the U.S. in August.
March 29: Ephraim Williams Professor of American History Charles Dew was interviewed by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about his book, The Making of a Racist.
March 26: Ghana Think Tank's work with Williams students and the staff at the Williams College Museum of Art is the focus of this Berkshire Eagle story.
March 24: The Robert Rauschenberg "Autobiography" exhibit at WCMA is listed in "The Ticket" section of the Boston Globe as a must-see exhibition this spring.
March 22: Mike O'Connor, director of career discovery programs at the Williams Career Center, is quoted in this University Herald article about why having a career path can actually be harmful.
March 22: In this article on CNSNews.com about how women would be helped if marginal tax rates were lowered, research by Professor of Economics William Gentry is mentioned.
March 22: Associate Provost Chris Winters is quoted in this article on iBerkshires about the potential impact of proposed Trump administration budget cuts to arts and sciences grants.
March 21: The college is one of the signatories on this letter, circulated by the American Council on Education, thanking President Trump for his recent positive comments about Dreamers or DACA students.
March 20: Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff spoke with NBC News about the total solar eclipse that will be visible in the U.S. in August.
March 18: ArtDaily.org has a story about the new Robert Rauschenberg exhibition that is now open at WCMA.
March 17: iBerkshires had a story about the JC Penney store at the Berkshire Mall closing that mentions ongoing research by the college's economics department with the local economic development committee.
March 16: Rural Intelligence covered the Williams College Museum of Art's season celebration, honoring the new exhibitions that recently opened at the museum.
March 16: Mike O'Connor, director of career discovery and the education career community at the college's Career Center, contributed this article to Forbes on a surprisingly easy way job applicants can get their foot in the door.
March 15: This story on iBerkshires about local preschoolers learning about the importance of brushing their teeth mentions students from the college assisting with lesson plans on oral hygiene.
March 15: Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff spoke to The Washington Post for a story on the total solar eclipse that will happen in August.
March 13: The Berkshire Eagle had a story about the Campus Kitchen Project at the college and how it is working to address food insecurity in the local community.
March 11: The Berkshire Eagle had a story about Kathleen Therrien, the college's director of trust and estate administration, being named to the board of trustees for MCLA.
March 10: Faison-Pierson-Stoddard Professor of Art History Michael Lewis reviewed a new book on architect Louis Kahn in the Wall Street Journal.
March 8: Campus Technology mentions the college and its use of the MyinTuition calculator for financial aid in this article.
March 6: Robert F. White Class of 1952 Professor of Economics Ken Kuttner offered some comments to the Wall Street Journal for this story on inflation and the markets.
March 4: Assistant professor of Arabic studies Lama Nassif was featured in this Berkshire Eagle article as a Syrian living in the U.S. dealing with the Trump administration's travel ban.
March 2: The Berkshire Eagle had a story about the Dorrance Dance Project, which performed at the college.
March 2: The Berkshire Eagle had a story about the Theater of War production and "Endgame" photo exhibition that came to campus.
March 2: Assistant Professor of Geosciences Phoebe Cohen is quoted in this Forbes Magazine article about the recent discovery of fossils dating back 3.77 billion years.
March 1: Architectural Record mentioned the Class of 1966 Environmental Center in this story on water conservation continuing education.
Feb. 25: Christian Science Monitor asked Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff about the science that eclipses can produce.
Feb. 23: The Berkshire Eagle reviewed a student dance group, Dance Dhamaka, and its spring performance of traditional Indian dance.
Feb. 23: Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy offered comments to Tech Times about the Great American Total Solar Eclipse happening this summer.
Feb. 22: WAMC in Albany did a story about the college joining the national Campus Kitchen Projects to combat local food insecurity.
Feb. 22: Jacqueline Hildalgo, associate professor of Latina/o studies and religion, contributed a letter to the Values and Voices website, which is collecting 100 letters from religious scholars addressed to the Trump administration drawing insight and inspiration from faith communities and their sacred texts.
Feb. 21: Inside Higher Ed uses data from the college in a story about liberal arts students becoming more interested in majoring in STEM fields.
Feb. 18: The New York Times Review of Books published a letter signed by several college presidents, including President Falk, asking the Trump administration to rescind the executive order closing the country's borders to immigrants and refugees.
Feb. 18: The BBC spoke to Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff about the upcoming total solar eclipse.
Feb. 17: The Washington Post reviewed The World to Come, the new collection of short stories by J. Leland Miller Professor of American History, Literature, and Eloquence James Shepard.
Feb. 17: Berkshire Magazine profiled New Yorker writer and Class of 1946 Environmental Fellow-in-Residence Elizabeth Kolbert.
Feb. 17: The Weather Underground website published an article about the Great American Solar Eclipse, featuring comments from Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff.
Feb. 17: The Boston Globe reviewed the new collection of short stories, The World to Come, by J. Leland Miller Professor of American History, Literature, and Eloquence James Shepard.
Feb. 17: iBerkshires had a story about Mount Greylock Regional School engaging with an architect to plan improvements to the school using a $5 million endowment given to the school by the college.
Feb. 15: A class on proper makeup application and techniques, taught as part of the college's Free University program, was featured in the Bennington (Vt.) Banner.
Feb. 14: Galen Jackson, Stanley Kaplan Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow in Leadership Studies, is quoted in this Berkshire Eagle article on the resignation of General Michael Flynn as national security advisor.
Feb. 14: The Telegraph (Calcutta, India) reviews a new book co-authored by Professor of Economics Anand Swamy on the law and economy in colonial India.
Feb. 9: An Advanced Placement chemistry course taught at Hoosac Valley Middle & High School is featured in this Berkshire Eagle story, which also mentions the college's financial and technical support for it.
Feb. 9: Space.com has a story featuring Field Memorial Professor Jay Pasachoff speaking about the total solar eclipse that will happen this August.
Feb. 9: The college's use of the MyinTuition Calculator to help prospective students quickly calculate a financial aid package estimate is featured in this story in The Hechinger Report.
Feb. 8: Zoe Taylor '17 wrote an op-ed for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about legislation introduced in Georgia, her home state, that would limit a college's ability to investigate campus sexual assault cases.
Feb. 8: A news item in iBerkshires mentions a grant received by two student groups to address hunger and food insecurity in northern Berkshire County.
Feb. 7: A story in the New York Times Magazine on how the women's march has brought Trump's opposition together, mentions a blog post written by Rhon Manigault-Bryant, associate professor of Africana studies, addressed to white feminists.
Feb. 6: Diverse Issues in Higher Education mentions research done by Associate Professor of Economics Tara Watson that links a low-income student's likeliness to repay a student loan to the quality of the institution he or she attends.
Feb. 6: Robert Sterling Clark Professor of Art Carol Ockman's exhibit of Marc Chagall's art is reviewed in the Sarasota (Florida) Magazine.
Feb. 6: The Space Review interviewed Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff about the Great American Eclipse, which will take place in the U.S. in August.
Feb. 3: The Berkshire Eagle covered activist Shaun King's appearance on campus for Claiming Williams.
Feb. 2: A letter that President Falk signed urging the Trump administration to rescind the immigration executive order was featured in this Washington Post article.
Feb. 2: A story on the website Architizer.com featured the Class of 1966 Environmental Center for its use of newly developed sustainable materials in its construction.
Feb. 1: iBerkshires covered an anti-Trump protest organized by a Williams faculty member and attended by several students and faculty members.
Jan. 31: Phoebe Cohen, assistant professor of geosciences, co-wrote this op-ed in the Bennington Banner about what dismantling the Environmental Protection Agency would mean to Vermont.
Jan. 31: Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff contributed this article to NBC News questioning whether we all are simulated beings living on a simulated planet.
Jan. 30: A Washington Post story about President Trump's nominee for Department of Education secretary, Betsy DeVos, mentions a petition signed by 1,400 members of the Williams community who oppose her nomination.
Jan. 30: The Berkshire Eagle included the college in a story about how the immigration executive orders impact area colleges.
Jan. 30: Zach Wood '18 contributed an article to the Berkshire Eagle that recognized John W. Chandler Professor of English David Smith as an outstanding teacher.
Jan. 30: President Falk's response to President Trump's executive orders on immigration was included in a round-up of college presidents' responses in Inside Higher Education.
Jan. 26: Professor of History Roger Kittleson spoke to the sports news site SB Nation for a story on racial bias in Major League Soccer officiating.
Jan. 25: Phoebe Cohen, assistant professor of geosciences, is quoted in this article in the Bennington Banner about an Environmental Protection Agency grant and contract being frozen and its impact on water contamination issues in the region.
Jan. 25: A columnist in the Berkshire Eagle writes about the great community building activity of building a bridge with Legos at the college's Martin Luther King Day celebration.
Jan. 24: The college was featured in the Hechinger Report in a story about providing more access to high-achieving low-income students.
Jan. 24: Massachusetts Professor of Humanities Susan Dunn gave an interview to the Texas Standard on President Trump's "America First" remarks.
Jan. 22: The contributions of Williams students to a local Habitat for Humanity project are mentioned in this iBerkshires story about Martin Luther King Day.
Jan. 20: A letter that Massachusetts Professor of Humanities Susan Dunn wrote in April to the New York Times was mentioned in this Los Angeles Times analysis of President Trump's "America First" rhetoric in his inaugural address.
Jan. 19: Associate Director for Public Humanities and Lecturer in History Annie Valk spoke to the Toronto Globe and Mail about the role Black feminists have played in history in advance of the women's march in Washington.
Jan. 18: Associate Professor of Political Science Justin Crowe spoke to the Berkshire Eagle about the transition of power in the White House with the incoming Trump administration.
Jan. 18: The Berkshire Eagle reported that the college has revised the plan for the new Williams Inn, shrinking the plan by 40 rooms. Additionally, the Berkshire Eagle had the college and Williams Inn as a part of this story on the hotel market developing in Williamstown.
Jan. 18: The University City (Pennsylvania) Review quotes Faison-Pierson-Stoddard Professor of Art History Michael Lewis on the historic importance of some row houses in the Spruce Hill neighborhood of West Philadelphia.
Jan. 18: The Winter Study course "BioEyes" is the focus of this iBerkshires article about Williams students getting involved at a local elementary school.
Jan. 16: The college's Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration was featured in this iBerkshires article.
Jan. 16: The college and its housing needs for faculty and staff are part of this iBerkshires article about the Williamstown Planning Board seeking public input into housing bylaws.
Jan. 15: Associate Professor of Africana Studies Rhon Manigault-Bryant participated in a panel discussion on the Canadian Broadcasting Company's "The Sunday Edition" on American feminism in the age of Trump.
Jan. 15: Faison-Pierson-Stoddard Professor of Art History Michael Lewis is quoted in this True Viral News article about people building intentional communities or cities of refuge.
Jan. 14: A member of the Class of 2021, Vanessa Quevedo, is featured in this Denver Post article on a rally to support students in the Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals program.
Jan. 13: Associate Professor of Psychology Nate Kornell is mentioned in this Smithsonian Magazine article on the limits of memory.
Jan. 13: Rashida K. Braggs, associate professor of Africana Studies, is mentioned in this Journal of Blacks in Higher Education article on newly tenured professors.
Jan. 13: Angie Marano, director of administrative services at the Student Health Center, is mentioned in this iBerkshires story as one of the new members of the board of trustees for Southwestern Vermont Health Care.
Jan. 11: Berkshire Eagle columnist Phyllis McGuire includes the solar project the college helped finance for the town as one of the positive accomplishments of 2016.
Jan. 10: The Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner mentioned the "Suspended Groceries" project started a few years ago by Williams students in this article on local co-op markets helping families in need.
Jan. 9: Associate Professor of Africana Studies Rhon Manigault-Bryant was one of several participants in the New York Times' Room for Debate about the women's march in Washington, D.C.
Jan. 9: Several projects connected to the college are discussed in this iBerkshires article about the Community Preservation Committee's latest funding requests.
Jan. 4: The college is mentioned in this Journal of Blacks in Higher Education article about the percentages of Black first-year students at selective colleges.
Jan. 2: President Adam Falk wrote a letter to the editor in response to a column in The New York Times about early decision.
Jan. 2: Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff talked to Space.com about the 2017 total solar eclipse.